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Challenges In The Global Business Environment 6

According to the textbook, ongoing challenges in the global businessenvironment are mostly attributed to unethical business practices, failure toembrace technology advancements, and stiff competition among businesses. Imaginethat you have been appointed as Apple’s Chief Compliance Officer and mustprepare a video presentation for Apple’s suppliers regarding Apple’s SupplierCode of Conduct to deliver via a web meeting. To prepare for your presentation,review Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct, located at https://www.apple.com/supplier-responsibility/. Next, use atablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop, or traditional video recorder to record amaximum of a five to seven (5-7) minute dynamic video on Apple’s Code ofConduct. Alternatively, you may submit a four to six (4-6) page paper instead ofthe video submission.

In addition to the recorded video, you must also create a presentation usingPowerPoint (or other equivalent software) summarizing the important changes andexplanations regarding the code of conduct that you communicated in your videopresentation to email to the suppliers after the meeting for futurereference.

You must submit both parts of the assignment to receive full credit.

Note: If you are using a tablet or smartphone you will needto email the video file to yourself, then save it to a computer in order toupload to Blackboard. You may want to upload your video to a file sharingservice, such as Dropbox, if your email will not let you send a large videofile. Dropbox is accessible from all smartphones and tablets from the Dropboxapp.

Once you are ready to upload your video to Blackboard, view the Kaltura videotutorial found in your online course shell (Week 9).

Please use the following naming convention in the popup window for your videoonce it is finished uploading:

  • Title: Your First Name, Your Last Name – Challenges in theBusiness Environment
  • Tags: BUS475, Business Environment
  • Description: First Name, Last Name – BUS475 Assignment 2(Date Uploaded ex. 11-14-2014)

Part 1: Video Presentation OR Paper

Prepare and present a video that is a maximum of five to seven (5-7) minutesOR write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. List specific changes that Apple has made to its Code of Conduct in recentyears. Provide at least one (1) example of each change.
  2. Explain the identified changes to the suppliers in such a way that they willunderstand the standards that Apple requires in order to maintain theirrelationship with the company.

Part 2: PowerPoint Presentation

Create a six to eight (6-8) slide PowerPoint presentation in which you:

  1. Summarize Apple’s Supplier Responsibility information.
  2. Discuss Apple’s stance on each of the following areas:
    1. Empowering workers
    2. Labor and Human Rights
    3. Health and Safety
    4. The Environment
    5. Accountability
  1. Identify the key ways that Apple’s Progress Report has changed since lastyear.
  2. Examine the manner in which Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct helps theorganization operate as a socially responsible organization.
  3. Provide detailed speaker notes of what you would say if you were deliveringthe presentation.
  4. Submit a reference page with at least two (2) quality references that youhave used for this presentation / paper. Note: Wikipedia andother Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your PowerPoint presentation must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Format the PowerPoint presentation with headings on each slide and three tofour (3-4) relevant graphics (photographs, graphs, clip art, etc.), ensuringthat the presentation is visually appealing and readable from 18 feet away.Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a title slide containing the title of the assignment, the student’sname, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The title andreference slides are not included in the required slide length.

If you choose the written paper, your assignment must follow these formattingrequirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inchmargins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA orschool-specific format. Check with your professor for any additionalinstructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’sname, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page andthe reference page are not included in the required assignment pagelength.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignmentare:

  • Evaluate the influences of changing economic, political, social, cultural,and technological forces on business and society.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in business andsociety.
  • Write clearly and concisely about business and society using proper writingmechanics.

Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 330

Assignment 2: Challenges in the Global Business Environment

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

Part 1:Video Presentation OR Paper

1. List specific changes that Apple has made to its Code of Conduct in recent years. Provide at least one (1) example of each change.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely listed specific changes that Apple has made to its Code of Conduct in recent years. Did not submit or incompletely provided at least one (1) example of each change.

Insufficiently listed specific changes that Apple has made to its Code of Conduct in recent years. Insufficiently provided at least one (1) example of each change.

Partially listed specific changes that Apple has made to its Code of Conduct in recent years. Partially provided at least one (1) example of each change.

Satisfactorily listed specific changes that Apple has made to its Code of Conduct in recent years. Satisfactorily provided at least one (1) example of each change.

Thoroughly listed specific changes that Apple has made to its Code of Conduct in recent years. Thoroughly provided at least one (1) example of each change.

2. Explain the identified changes to the suppliers in such a way that they will understand the standards that Apple requires in order to maintain their relationship with the company.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely explained the identified changes to the suppliers in such a way that they will understand the standards that Apple requires in order to maintain their relationship with the company.

Insufficiently explained the identified changes to the suppliers in such a way that they will understand the standards that Apple requires in order to maintain their relationship with the company.

Partially explained the identified changes to the suppliers in such a way that they will understand the standards that Apple requires in order to maintain their relationship with the company.

Satisfactorily explained the identified changes to the suppliers in such a way that they will understand the standards that Apple requires in order to maintain their relationship with the company.

Thoroughly explained the identified changes to the suppliers in such a way that they will understand the standards that Apple requires in order to maintain their relationship with the company.

Part 2: PowerPoint Presentation

3. Summarize Apple’s Supplier Responsibility information.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized Apple’s Supplier Responsibility information.

Insufficiently summarized Apple’s Supplier Responsibility information.

Partially summarized Apple’s Supplier Responsibility information.

Satisfactorily summarized Apple’s Supplier Responsibility information.

Thoroughly summarized Apple’s Supplier Responsibility information.

4. Discuss Apple’s stance on each of the following areas:

a. Empowering workers

b. Labor and Human Rights

c. Health and Safety

d. The Environment

e. Accountability

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely discussed Apple’s stance on each of the following areas:

a. Empowering workers

b. Labor and Human Rights

c. Health and Safety

d. The Environment

e. Accountability

Insufficiently discussed Apple’s stance on each of the following areas:

a. Empowering workers

b. Labor and Human Rights

c. Health and Safety

d. The Environment

e. Accountability

Partially discussed Apple’s stance on each of the following areas:

a. Empowering workers

b. Labor and Human Rights

c. Health and Safety

d. The Environment

e. Accountability

Satisfactorily discussed Apple’s stance on each of the following areas:

a. Empowering workers

b. Labor and Human Rights

c. Health and Safety

d. The Environment

e. Accountability

Thoroughly discussed Apple’s stance on each of the following areas:

a. Empowering workers

b. Labor and Human Rights

c. Health and Safety

d. The Environment

e. Accountability

5. Identify the key ways that Apple’s Progress Report has changed since last year.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely identified the key ways that Apple’s Progress Report has changed since last year.

Insufficiently identified the key ways that Apple’s Progress Report has changed since last year.

Partially identified the key ways that Apple’s Progress Report has changed since last year.

Satisfactorily identified the key ways that Apple’s Progress Report has changed since last year.

Thoroughly identified the key ways that Apple’s Progress Report has changed since last year.

6. Examine the manner in which Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct helps the organization operate as a socially responsible organization.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely examined the manner in which Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct helps the organization operate as a socially responsible organization.

Insufficiently examined the manner in which Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct helps the organization operate as a socially responsible organization.

Partially examined the manner in which Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct helps the organization operate as a socially responsible organization.

Satisfactorily examined the manner in which Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct helps the organization operate as a socially responsible organization.

Thoroughly examined the manner in which Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct helps the organization operate as a socially responsible organization.

7. Provide detailed speaker notes of what you would say if you were delivering the presentation.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely provided detailed speaker notes of what you would say if you were delivering the presentation.

Insufficiently provided detailed speaker notes of what you would say if you were delivering the presentation.

Partially provided detailed speaker notes of what you would say if you were delivering the presentation.

Satisfactorily provided detailed speaker notes of what you would say if you were delivering the presentation.

Thoroughly, provided detailed speaker notes of what you would say if you were delivering the presentation.

8.Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting / Oral Communication. Clarity and Coherence of Writing / Presentation

Weight: 10%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting / oral communication. Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Numerous errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, or formatting / oral communication.

Information is somewhat confusing with not enough reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting / oral communication.

Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting / oral communication. Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting / oral communication. Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

9.Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and  2 reference provided

Weight: 10%

Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section.

In-text citations and references are given, but not in APA format. Does not meet the required number of references, and / or references are of poor quality.

In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style. Meets the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

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