BUS 515 FINAL EXAM PART 1 & 2 PART 1 Chapter 6 Multiple Choice Question 19 What measures the central tendency of a set of data? Coefficient of variation Variance Standard deviation Mean Range Multiple Choice Question 39 Consider a p-chart measuring the percentage of defective light bulbs. If the LCL is .04 and a sample has 1% defects, what is the implication?The process is in a state of control. The process is out of control even though the variation is “good.” The value of sigma must be increased. The process has too many errors. A calculation error must have occurred Multiple Choice Question 16 An OC curve is an example of what?Traditional statistical tools Fishbone diagrammingAcceptance sampling Experimental design Statistical process control Multiple Choice Question 25 On a control chart, what separates common from assignable causes of variation? x-bar lines Control limits Specification limits Production limits Mean divided by standard deviation Multiple Choice Question 41 What are preset ranges of acceptable quality characteristics? Control limits Product specifications Six-sigma limits AQC limits R-chart limitsChapter 7 Multiple Choice Question 26 According to JIT, __________ is carried to cover up a wide variety of problems, such as poor quality, demand uncertainty, and slow delivery. Inventory Excess capacity A group of back-up workers Spare equipment InsuranceMultiple Choice Question 65 Which of the following is not a role of JIT management?creating a JIT culturecost and information sharing serving as coaches and facilitators developing an incentive system ensuring multifunctional training occurs Multiple Choice Question 36 JIT uses a pull system where communication starts with either the customer or with the _________ work station in the production line.First Bottleneck Dominant Most expensive Last Multiple Choice Question 61 JIT production workers are expected to Cover up quality problems Ignore data Take responsibility in getting to the root cause of quality problems Blame problems on someone elseHave a poor attitude about quality Multiple Choice Question 70 The benefits of long-term relationships with a small number of suppliers include all of the following exceptAlways getting the lowest price Focus on improving process controls Greater accountability Develop stable delivery schedules Eliminate paperwork Chapter 8 Multiple Choice Question 1 Forecasting is not a function which contributes to:deciding which business market to pursue deciding which product to produce deciding how bonuses should be allocated deciding how much inventory to carry deciding how many people to hire Multiple Choice Question 10 Which forecasting method is particularly good for predicting technological changes and scientific advances?Market research Executive opinion Delphi method Naïve method Gamma method Multiple Choice Question 30 What are the most frequently used forecasting techniques?Linear regression Simple meanExponential smoothing Weighted moving average Econometric models Multiple Choice Question 17 Which of the following is a causal forecasting method?Naïve Moving average Weighted moving average Trend adjusted exponential smoothing Linear regression Multiple Choice Question 74 “Inside information” is most likely garnered through which of the following forecasting methods?exponential smoothing seasonal indexes naïve Delphi multiple regression Chapter 9 Multiple Choice Question 56 The least likely reason for a U.S. firm to choose to locate a factory in a foreign country is _____________.climate Natural resources markets cheaper suppliers low labor costs Multiple Choice Question 55 Issues that need to be considered in location globally include all of the following except______________.different cultures FEC accounting requirements language barriers different lawsdifferent business practices Multiple Choice Question 6 Capacity planning is complicated by the fact that ___________________. capital markets are complex existing facilities may become obsolete capacity is difficult to define capacity is usually purchased in chunks, rather than smooth increments depreciation must be calculatedMultiple Choice Question 44 Service organizations such as restaurants, movie theaters, and banks focus on locating near ____________.suppliers roads intersections their customers potential workers Multiple Choice Question 25 Management has decided to add capacity incrementally in smaller chunks as needed, rather than purchasing one large facility. This decision ____________________.is very risky will result in low initial costs will ultimately result in lower costs per unit if demand increases rapidlypositions the company to be well prepared for high demand in the future can lead to a large amount of excess capacity Chapter 10 Multiple Choice Question 34 The first step in designing a layout isidentifying the facility gathering information selecting the correct layout software package developing a REL chart developing a from-to matrixMultiple Choice Question 65 What is the term for a system in which the product being worked on is physically attached to the line and automatically moved to the next station when the cycle time has elapsed?cyclical line paced line autoline continuous line constrained lineMultiple Choice Question 4 Which of the following is not one of the four basic layout types? product hybrid process fixed position inverted Multiple Choice Question 27 Which company is widely considered to be the leader of just-in-time production?Ford Timex Gateway Toyota Sony Multiple Choice Question 24 A high-volume paper mill is an example of which layout type? inverted circular process fixed position product PART 2 Multiple Choice Question 43 For each work element in the time study, multiplying the mean observed time by the performance rating factor by the frequency of occurrence results in what?the normal time for the elementthe average observed time for the element the standard time for the element the average delay for the element the standard time for the jobMultiple Choice Question 21 The approach that details the tasks of a job and how to do them is ____________________.work measurementjob evaluation methods analysisjob design work sampling Multiple Choice Question 64 Disadvantages of individual incentive systems include all except which of the following?They undermine teamwork.A study has shown they had no effect on worker performance They avoid the “free-rider” problem They need a significant amount of data collection They give employees a short-term focus.Multiple Choice Question 3 Job design ensures that each employee’s _________ and ________ are geared towards achieving the company’s mission.compensation, teams duties, teams satisfaction, compensation duties, responsibility compensation, responsibilityChapter 12 Multiple Choice Question 17 Companies can achieve cost-efficient operations by using which of the following inventory approaches?work-in-process to buffer operations inventory building to leverage reduced setup costsJIT inventory to reduce overall costlevel work force maintenance through speculative selling Multiple Choice Question 27 Which of the following is an assumption of the basic EOQ model?Lead time is known and constant.Demand may be seasonal.Orders can arrive in partial shipments.Quantity discounts are considered Lost sales are allowed, but not back orders.Multiple Choice Question 5 Which inventory function specifically is designed to allow the company to maintain a level production strategy?anticipation inventory fluctuation inventory lot-size inventory transportation inventory speculative inventoryMultiple Choice Question 20 Which of the following is not affected by decisions about how much inventory to hold?item costs holding costs depreciation ordering costs stockout costs Chapter 13 Multiple Choice Question 16 What type of aggregate plan sets labor and equipment capacity to satisfy demand each period? uniform level chase mixed steadyMultiple Choice Question 32 The comparison of aggregate plans is difficult when they produce different quantities and thus _________. have different ending inventories have different staffing levels have different amounts of overtime have different amounts of subcontractinghave different revenuesMultiple Choice Question 38 Once you implement a new aggregate plan you must then:begin the planning process again evaluate the plan’s performance in terms of cost.evaluate the plan’s performance in terms of customer service evaluate the plan’s performance in terms of human resources.evaluate the plan’s performance in terms of cost and human resources Multiple Choice Question 53 The master production schedule is shared:only internally only with management only to marketing and engineering.to all members of the executive team, exclusively to all members of the supply chain Chapter 14 Multiple Choice Question 34 Information in the inventory records file that can change with inventory transactions includes the ________. part number lot size ruleprojected inventory level lead time safety stock requirementMultiple Choice Question 31 The quantity of the replenishment order is based on the __________________________.capacity available size of the item number of workers available inventory space available lot sizing rule usedMultiple Choice Question 58 An action notice is generated ________________________________________.for planned orders in any period only for orders that are to be released to the shop flooronly for movements to and from the warehouseonly when marketing needs to be notified when a planned order needs to be released Multiple Choice Question 12 ERP systems provide _____ and _____ benefits.tangible, HR intangible, marketing marketing, operation tangible, intangible CEO, CFO Chapter 15 Multiple Choice Question 3 Scheduling in the high-volume environment is typically done through what? priority rules line design and balancing Thompson’s rule Simpson’s ruleJohnson’s rule Multiple Choice Question 65 The process batch should:match the transfer batch exceed the transfer batch be smaller than the transfer batch.be fixed be variable Multiple Choice Question 16 If the schedule shows a 5 day slack between the end of Task A and start of Task B, this means:You must start Task B as soon as Task A ends Task B start is late Task A is taking longer to complete Task A and Task B should be performed concurrently Task B start can be delayed up to 5 days after Task A’s scheduled completion Multiple Choice Question 12 Which of the following scheduling techniques determines the earliest possible completion time for a job?finite loading infinite loading forward scheduling backward scheduling input/output control Chapter 16 Multiple Choice Question 27 In making a forward pass through a network, three activities are immediate predecessors for activity T. What is the early start time for activity T?the smallest ES for the three activities that are immediate predecessors for activity Tthe largest ES for the three activities that are immediate predecessors for activity T the smallest EF for the three activities that are immediate predecessors for activity T the largest EF for the three activities that are immediate predecessors for activity T the activity time for activity T Multiple Choice Question 67 One way of wasting safety time in the critical chain approach is multitasking, which involves ___________.waiting until the last minute to start a projectinteraction among project activities having the computer operating system do everything using a person or resource for more than one project reversing the order of the activities Multiple Choice Question 8 Which phase in the project life cycle involves analyzing the project risk?conception feasibility analysis or study planning execution termination Multiple Choice Question 18 The critical path is the sequential path of interrelated activities which has the ____________________.most activities longest time most nodes most events most arrowsMultiple Choice Question 71 PERT is credited with reducing the duration of the Polaris missile project by _________________.one year two years three years four years five years

BUS 515 FINAL EXAM PART 1 & 2

PART 1

Chapter 6

Multiple Choice Question 19

What measures the central tendency of a set of data?

Coefficient of variation

Variance

Standard deviation

Mean

Range

Multiple Choice Question 39

Consider a p-chart measuring the percentage of defective light bulbs. If the LCL is .04 and a sample has 1% defects, what is the implication?The process is in a state of control.

The process is out of control even though the variation is “good.”

The value of sigma must be increased.

The process has too many errors.

A calculation error must have occurred

Multiple Choice Question 16

An OC curve is an example of what?Traditional statistical tools

Fishbone diagrammingAcceptance sampling

Experimental design

Statistical process control

Multiple Choice Question 25

On a control chart, what separates common from assignable causes of variation?

x-bar lines

Control limits

Specification limits

Production limits

Mean divided by standard deviation

Multiple Choice Question 41

What are preset ranges of acceptable quality characteristics?

Control limits

Product specifications

Six-sigma limits

AQC limits

R-chart limitsChapter 7

Multiple Choice Question 26

According to JIT, __________ is carried to cover up a wide variety of problems, such as poor quality, demand uncertainty, and slow delivery.

Inventory

Excess capacity

A group of back-up workers

Spare equipment

InsuranceMultiple Choice Question 65

Which of the following is not a role of JIT management?creating a JIT culturecost and information sharing

serving as coaches and facilitators

developing an incentive system

ensuring multifunctional training occurs

Multiple Choice Question 36

JIT uses a pull system where communication starts with either the customer or with the _________ work station in the production line.First

Bottleneck

Dominant

Most expensive

Last

Multiple Choice Question 61

JIT production workers are expected to

Cover up quality problems

Ignore data

Take responsibility in getting to the root cause of quality problems

Blame problems on someone elseHave a poor attitude about quality

Multiple Choice Question 70

The benefits of long-term relationships with a small number of suppliers include all of the following exceptAlways getting the lowest price

Focus on improving process controls

Greater accountability

Develop stable delivery schedules

Eliminate paperwork

Chapter 8

Multiple Choice Question 1

Forecasting is not a function which contributes to:deciding which business market to pursue

deciding which product to produce

deciding how bonuses should be allocated

deciding how much inventory to carry

deciding how many people to hire

Multiple Choice Question 10

Which forecasting method is particularly good for predicting technological changes and scientific advances?Market research

Executive opinion

Delphi method

Naïve method

Gamma method

Multiple Choice Question 30

What are the most frequently used forecasting techniques?Linear regression

Simple meanExponential smoothing

Weighted moving average

Econometric models

Multiple Choice Question 17

Which of the following is a causal forecasting method?Naïve

Moving average

Weighted moving average

Trend adjusted exponential smoothing

Linear regression

Multiple Choice Question 74

“Inside information” is most likely garnered through which of the following forecasting methods?exponential smoothing

seasonal indexes

naïve

Delphi

multiple regression

Chapter 9

Multiple Choice Question 56

The least likely reason for a U.S. firm to choose to locate a factory in a foreign country is _____________.climate

Natural resources

markets

cheaper suppliers

low labor costs

Multiple Choice Question 55

Issues that need to be considered in location globally include all of the following except______________.different cultures

FEC accounting requirements

language barriers

different lawsdifferent business practices

Multiple Choice Question 6

Capacity planning is complicated by the fact that ___________________.

capital markets are complex

existing facilities may become obsolete

capacity is difficult to define

capacity is usually purchased in chunks, rather than smooth increments

depreciation must be calculatedMultiple Choice Question 44

Service organizations such as restaurants, movie theaters, and banks focus on locating near ____________.suppliers

roads

intersections

their customers

potential workers

Multiple Choice Question 25

Management has decided to add capacity incrementally in smaller chunks as needed, rather than purchasing one large facility. This decision ____________________.is very risky

will result in low initial costs

will ultimately result in lower costs per unit if demand increases rapidlypositions the company to be well prepared for high demand in the future

can lead to a large amount of excess capacity

Chapter 10

Multiple Choice Question 34

The first step in designing a layout isidentifying the facility

gathering information

selecting the correct layout software package

developing a REL chart

developing a from-to matrixMultiple Choice Question 65

What is the term for a system in which the product being worked on is physically attached to the line and automatically moved to the next station when the cycle time has elapsed?cyclical line

paced line

autoline

continuous line

constrained lineMultiple Choice Question 4

Which of the following is not one of the four basic layout types?

product

hybrid

process

fixed position

inverted

Multiple Choice Question 27

Which company is widely considered to be the leader of just-in-time production?Ford

Timex

Gateway

Toyota

Sony

Multiple Choice Question 24

A high-volume paper mill is an example of which layout type?

inverted

circular

process

fixed position

product

PART 2

Multiple Choice Question 43

For each work element in the time study, multiplying the mean observed time by the performance rating factor by the frequency of occurrence results in what?the normal time for the elementthe average observed time for the element

the standard time for the element

the average delay for the element

the standard time for the jobMultiple Choice Question 21

The approach that details the tasks of a job and how to do them is ____________________.work measurementjob evaluation

methods analysisjob design

work sampling

Multiple Choice Question 64

Disadvantages of individual incentive systems include all except which of the following?They undermine teamwork.A study has shown they had no effect on worker performance

They avoid the “free-rider” problem

They need a significant amount of data collection

They give employees a short-term focus.Multiple Choice Question 3

Job design ensures that each employee’s _________ and ________ are geared towards achieving the company’s mission.compensation, teams

duties, teams

satisfaction, compensation

duties, responsibility

compensation, responsibilityChapter 12

Multiple Choice Question 17

Companies can achieve cost-efficient operations by using which of the following inventory approaches?work-in-process to buffer operations

inventory building to leverage reduced setup costsJIT inventory to reduce overall costlevel work force maintenance through

speculative selling

Multiple Choice Question 27

Which of the following is an assumption of the basic EOQ model?Lead time is known and constant.Demand may be seasonal.Orders can arrive in partial shipments.Quantity discounts are considered

Lost sales are allowed, but not back orders.Multiple Choice Question 5

Which inventory function specifically is designed to allow the company to maintain a level production strategy?anticipation inventory

fluctuation inventory

lot-size inventory

transportation inventory

speculative inventoryMultiple Choice Question 20

Which of the following is not affected by decisions about how much inventory to hold?item costs

holding costs

depreciation

ordering costs

stockout costs

Chapter 13

Multiple Choice Question 16

What type of aggregate plan sets labor and equipment capacity to satisfy demand each period?

uniform

level

chase

mixed

steadyMultiple Choice Question 32

The comparison of aggregate plans is difficult when they produce different quantities and thus _________.

have different ending inventories

have different staffing levels

have different amounts of overtime

have different amounts of subcontractinghave different revenuesMultiple Choice Question 38

Once you implement a new aggregate plan you must then:begin the planning process again

evaluate the plan’s performance in terms of cost.evaluate the plan’s performance in terms of customer service

evaluate the plan’s performance in terms of human resources.evaluate the plan’s performance in terms of cost and human resources

Multiple Choice Question 53

The master production schedule is shared:only internally

only with management

only to marketing and engineering.to all members of the executive team, exclusively

to all members of the supply chain

Chapter 14

Multiple Choice Question 34

Information in the inventory records file that can change with inventory transactions includes the ________.

part number

lot size ruleprojected inventory level

lead time

safety stock requirementMultiple Choice Question 31

The quantity of the replenishment order is based on the __________________________.capacity available

size of the item

number of workers available

inventory space available

lot sizing rule usedMultiple Choice Question 58

An action notice is generated ________________________________________.for planned orders in any period

only for orders that are to be released to the shop flooronly for movements to and from the warehouseonly when marketing needs to be notified

when a planned order needs to be released

Multiple Choice Question 12

ERP systems provide _____ and _____ benefits.tangible, HR

intangible, marketing

marketing, operation

tangible, intangible

CEO, CFO

Chapter 15

Multiple Choice Question 3

Scheduling in the high-volume environment is typically done through what?

priority rules

line design and balancing

Thompson’s rule

Simpson’s ruleJohnson’s rule

Multiple Choice Question 65

The process batch should:match the transfer batch

exceed the transfer batch

be smaller than the transfer batch.be fixed

be variable

Multiple Choice Question 16

If the schedule shows a 5 day slack between the end of Task A and start of Task B, this means:You must start Task B as soon as Task A ends

Task B start is late

Task A is taking longer to complete

Task A and Task B should be performed concurrently

Task B start can be delayed up to 5 days after Task A’s scheduled completion

Multiple Choice Question 12

Which of the following scheduling techniques determines the earliest possible completion time for a job?finite loading

infinite loading

forward scheduling

backward scheduling

input/output control

Chapter 16

Multiple Choice Question 27

In making a forward pass through a network, three activities are immediate predecessors for activity T. What is the early start time for activity T?the smallest ES for the three activities that are immediate predecessors for activity Tthe largest ES for the three activities that are immediate predecessors for activity T

the smallest EF for the three activities that are immediate predecessors for activity T

the largest EF for the three activities that are immediate predecessors for activity T

the activity time for activity T

Multiple Choice Question 67

One way of wasting safety time in the critical chain approach is multitasking, which involves ___________.waiting until the last minute to start a projectinteraction among project activities

having the computer operating system do everything

using a person or resource for more than one project

reversing the order of the activities

Multiple Choice Question 8

Which phase in the project life cycle involves analyzing the project risk?conception

feasibility analysis or study

planning

execution

termination

Multiple Choice Question 18

The critical path is the sequential path of interrelated activities which has the ____________________.most activities

longest time

most nodes

most events

most arrowsMultiple Choice Question 71

PERT is credited with reducing the duration of the Polaris missile project by _________________.one year

two years

three years

four years

five years

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CJ 102WEEK 3 QUIZ Question 1 In the past, how did criminologists view crime victims? As an indirect role in a criminal incident. As merely the passive targets of a criminal’s anger or greed. As fully responsible for the criminal incident. As an active role in the incident. 10 points Question 2 Which of the following is considered an indirect or intangible cost of crime? Pain and suffering Legal defense costs The cost of psychological counseling The cost of the damaged property 10 points Question 3 How many murders are committed each year in the United States? 15,000 90,000 115,000 1,000 10 points Question 4 Victims of __________ crime are most deeply affected, fearing a repeat of their attack. Violent Antitrust Hate Property 10 points Question 5 People who are crime victims are ___________ likely to commit crimes themselves. Less Equally Not More 10 points Question 6 People living ___________ are more likely to be vandalized. On military bases In rural areas In suburban communities In cities 10 points Question 7 Victim precipitation can be either: Scientific or empirical Active or passive Encouraged or discouraged Instigated or non-responsive 10 points Question 8 Most crime victims are people who are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. True False 10 points Question 9 Crime victims are more likely than non-victims to commit crimes. True False 10 points Question 10 Only adult victims are at risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). True False

CJ 102WEEK 3 QUIZ

Question 1

In the past, how did criminologists view crime victims?

As an indirect role in a criminal incident.

As merely the passive targets of a criminal’s anger or greed.

As fully responsible for the criminal incident.

As an active role in the incident.

10 points

Question 2

Which of the following is considered an indirect or intangible cost of crime?

Pain and suffering

Legal defense costs

The cost of psychological counseling

The cost of the damaged property

10 points

Question 3

How many murders are committed each year in the United States?

15,000

90,000

115,000

1,000

10 points

Question 4

Victims of __________ crime are most deeply affected, fearing a repeat of their attack.

Violent

Antitrust

Hate

Property

10 points

Question 5

People who are crime victims are ___________ likely to commit crimes themselves.

Less

Equally

Not

More

10 points

Question 6

People living ___________ are more likely to be vandalized.

On military bases

In rural areas

In suburban communities

In cities

10 points

Question 7

Victim precipitation can be either:

Scientific or empirical

Active or passive

Encouraged or discouraged

Instigated or non-responsive

10 points

Question 8

Most crime victims are people who are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

True

False

10 points

Question 9

Crime victims are more likely than non-victims to commit crimes.

True

False

10 points

Question 10

Only adult victims are at risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

True

False

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With the partial model please forecast Zieber’s 2017 income statement and balance sheets. Use the following assumptions: (1) Sales grow by 6%. (2) The ratios of expenses to sales, depreciation to fixed assets, cash to sales, accounts receivable to sales, and inventories to sales will be the same in 2017 as in 2016. (3) Zieber will not issue any new stock or new long-term bonds. (4) The interest rate is 11% for long- term debt and the interest expense on long-term debt is based on the average balance during the year. (5) No interest is earned on cash. (6) Regular dividends grow at an 8% rate. Calculate the additional funds needed (AFN). If new financing is required, assume it will be raised by drawing on a line of credit with an interest rate of 12%. Assume that any draw on the line of credit will be made on the last day of the year, so there will be no additional interest expense for the new line of credit. If surplus funds are available, pay a special dividend. What are the forecasted levels of the line of credit and special dividends? (Hints: Create a column showing the ratios for the current year; then create a new column showing the ratios used in the forecast. Also, create a preliminary forecast that doesn’t include any new line of credit or special dividends. Identify the financing deficit or surplus in this preliminary forecast and then add a new column that shows the final forecast that includes any new line of credit or special dividend.) Now assume that the growth in sales is only 3%. What are the forecasted levels of the line of credit and special dividends?

With the partial model please forecast Zieber’s 2017 income statement and balance sheets. Use the following assumptions: (1) Sales grow by 6%. (2) The ratios of expenses to sales, depreciation to fixed assets, cash to sales, accounts receivable to sales, and inventories to sales will be the same in 2017 as in 2016. (3) Zieber will not issue any new stock or new long-term bonds. (4) The interest rate is 11% for long- term debt and the interest expense on long-term debt is based on the average balance during the year. (5) No interest is earned on cash. (6) Regular dividends grow at an 8% rate. Calculate the additional funds needed (AFN). If new financing is required, assume it will be raised by drawing on a line of credit with an interest rate of 12%. Assume that any draw on the line of credit will be made on the last day of the year, so there will be no additional interest expense for the new line of credit. If surplus funds are available, pay a special dividend.

  • What are the forecasted levels of the line of credit and special dividends? (Hints: Create a column showing the ratios for the current year; then create a new column showing the ratios used in the forecast. Also, create a preliminary forecast that doesn’t include any new line of credit or special dividends. Identify the financing deficit or surplus in this preliminary forecast and then add a new column that shows the final forecast that includes any new line of credit or special dividend.)
  • Now assume that the growth in sales is only 3%. What are the forecasted levels of the line of credit and special dividends?

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MGT435: Organizational Change (CMO1737A) Complete Discussions Week 1 to Week 5 2017 with 95% Score Week 1 – Discussion 1 Examples of Organizational Change We have all watched organizations around us change in response to technology, legislation, consumer demand, and other factors. Provide an example of an organization that has changed for the better and how this transition benefited its customers, employees, and investors. Review several of your peers’ posts. Discuss how and why these changes have occurred, with at least two of your peers. Week 1 – Discussion 2 Select one of the following approaches to understanding or implementing organizational change. Summarize this approach and provide an example of how this information could be useful to an organization. Review several of your peers’ posts. Discuss any similar or opposing perspectives you have, with at least two of your peers. Take care to be professional and polite even if your beliefs or viewpoints differ. Dunphy and Stace’s Four Levels of ChangeBalogun and Hailey’s Change ModelProactive vs. Reactive ChangesStrategic Change versus Tactical ChangeTichy’s 3 Types of ChangeBalanced ScorecardContingency Alignment FrameworkThe Stakeholder Approach Week 2 – Discussion 1 Think of an innovative company and explain how its ability to adapt has enabled the organization to remain competitive in its industry. Review several of your peers’ posts. Discuss with at least two of your peers how these changes impacted employees or other organizational stakeholders.

MGT435: Organizational Change (CMO1737A) Complete Discussions Week 1 to Week 5 2017 with 95% Score

Week 1 – Discussion 1

 Examples of Organizational Change

We have all watched organizations around us change in response to technology, legislation, consumer demand, and other factors.  Provide an example of an organization that has changed for the better and how this transition benefited its customers, employees, and investors.  Review several of your peers’ posts.  Discuss how and why these changes have occurred, with at least two of your peers.

Week 1 – Discussion 2

Select one of the following approaches to understanding or implementing organizational change. Summarize this approach and provide an example of how this information could be useful to an organization. Review several of your peers’ posts. Discuss any similar or opposing perspectives you have, with at least two of your peers. Take care to be professional and polite even if your beliefs or viewpoints differ.

Dunphy and Stace’s Four Levels of ChangeBalogun and Hailey’s Change ModelProactive vs. Reactive ChangesStrategic Change versus Tactical ChangeTichy’s 3 Types of ChangeBalanced ScorecardContingency Alignment FrameworkThe Stakeholder Approach

Week 2 – Discussion 1

Think of an innovative company and explain how its ability to adapt has enabled the organization to remain competitive in its industry. Review several of your peers’ posts. Discuss with at least two of your peers how these changes impacted employees or other organizational stakeholders.

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Environmental Law & Ethics Scenario: Eric is an Assistant Vice President at marine paint manufacturing plant. One day, he accidentally discovers an email from his boss, the Vice President, to the President, notifying him of an internal study finding the paint leeches from the bottom of boats into the marine environment. The paint has been found to create birth defects in marine life. He also sees the President’s response email, in which he directs the Vice President to erase all evidence of the study and tell no one. The President also directs the Vice President to erase the email. Eric is concerned about the findings of the study, but he also fears losing his job. Create a 350- to 700-word analysis with the following information: Which administrative agency governs regulatory compliance of the manufacturer? What are the ethical concerns regarding the President’s actions, and what do you believe Eric should do?

Environmental Law & Ethics

Scenario: Eric is an Assistant Vice President at marine paint manufacturing plant. One day, he accidentally discovers an email from his boss, the Vice President, to the President, notifying him of an internal study finding the paint leeches from the bottom of boats into the marine environment. The paint has been found to create birth defects in marine life. He also sees the President’s response email, in which he directs the Vice President to erase all evidence of the study and tell no one. The President also directs the Vice President to erase the email. Eric is concerned about the findings of the study, but he also fears losing his job.

Create a 350- to 700-word analysis with the following information:

  • Which administrative agency governs regulatory compliance of the manufacturer?
  • What are the ethical concerns regarding the President’s actions, and what do you believe Eric should do?

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Module Discussions Week 1 to Week 8 (Principles of Accounting I ACC-201-OL03) Saintleo University Principles of Accounting I ACC-201-OL03 Module 1 Discussion 1 Answer one of the following questions in the discussion forum: 1. Explain the importance of accounting. Provide current and past examples in the news supporting the facts. 2. Explain why ethics are crucial in accounting. Provide examples in the news, positive and negative. 3. Explain double-entry accounting. Provide an example of recording a transaction and explain why two entries are necessary. ***Required: APA cited references – Your grade will automatically be reduced if citations are not cited in APA format, and at least 1 source is used in your answer to the question. Initial responses should be around 200 words, and replies should be between 125 words. Module 1 Discussion 2 Define the time period concept, revenue recognition, and matching principles. Provide a real-world example of each. ***Required: APA cited references – Your grade will automatically be reduced if citations are not cited in APA format, and at least 1 source is used in your answer to the question. Initial responses should be about 200 words, and and replies should be about 125 words. Module 1 Discussion 3 Please chose from one of the following questions: Does an item’s cost flow have to match its physical flow? What costs are included/excluded from inventory?What are the differences between FIFO, LIFO, average cost, and specific identification? How do you know which to choose? Can you mix and match or change whenever you want? Module 1 Discussion 4 Review the sections on international accounting (IFRS) in each of Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8. Discuss the major similarities and differences between U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Which of the differences do you find most interesting? If there is a convergence between U.S. GAAP and IFRS, would you choose the U.S. GAAP or IFRS method? Why? Module 1 Discussion 5 Summarize the events of a recent accounting scandal. Identify how the illegal/unethical act was detected and the punishments that resulted (fines, prison terms, etc.). Next, consider what could have been done to detect this act earlier and what could have been done to prevent this from happening in the first place. Be sure to consider the core value(s) of responsible stewardship and/or integrity in your response. Module 1 Discussion 6 Chose one question below to answer: 1. Explain how to account for liabilities, including contingent liabilities. Provide and example of each. 2. Explain and prepare example entries to account for accounts payable, short-term notes payable, and taxes payable. Module 1 Discussion 7 Chose one discussion question: 1. Explain and measure the cost of plant assets and investments. Provide three examples. 2. Explain how to compute and record depreciation using the various methods. Provide three examples. 3. Explain how to account for natural resources and intangible assets, including depletion and amortization. Provide three examples. Module 1 Discussion 8 Review the sections on international accounting (IFRS) in each of Chapters 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Discuss the major similarities and differences between U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Which of the differences do you find most interesting? If there is a convergence between U.S. GAAP and IFRS, would you choose the U.S. GAAP or IFRS method? Has your opinion changed since your discussion in Module 4? Why?

Module Discussions Week 1 to Week 8 (Principles of Accounting I ACC-201-OL03) Saintleo University

Principles of Accounting I ACC-201-OL03

Module 1 Discussion 1

Answer one of the following questions in the discussion forum:

1. Explain the importance of accounting. Provide current and past examples in the news supporting the facts.

2. Explain why ethics are crucial in accounting. Provide examples in the news, positive and negative.

3. Explain double-entry accounting. Provide an example of recording a transaction and explain why two entries are necessary.

***Required: APA cited references – Your grade will automatically be reduced if citations are not cited in APA format, and at least 1 source is used in your answer to the question. Initial responses should be around 200 words, and replies should be between 125 words.

Module 1 Discussion 2

Define the time period concept, revenue recognition, and matching principles. Provide a real-world example of each.

***Required: APA cited references – Your grade will automatically be reduced if citations are not cited in APA format, and at least 1 source is used in your answer to the question. Initial responses should be about 200 words, and and replies should be about 125 words.

Module 1 Discussion 3

Please chose from one of the following questions: Does an item’s cost flow have to match its physical flow? What costs are included/excluded from inventory?What are the differences between FIFO, LIFO, average cost, and specific identification? How do you know which to choose? Can you mix and match or change whenever you want?

Module 1 Discussion 4

Review the sections on international accounting (IFRS) in each of Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8. Discuss the major similarities and differences between U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Which of the differences do you find most interesting? If there is a convergence between U.S. GAAP and IFRS, would you choose the U.S. GAAP or IFRS method? Why?

Module 1 Discussion 5

Summarize the events of a recent accounting scandal. Identify how the illegal/unethical act was detected and the punishments that resulted (fines, prison terms, etc.). Next, consider what could have been done to detect this act earlier and what could have been done to prevent this from happening in the first place. Be sure to consider the core value(s) of responsible stewardship and/or integrity in your response.

Module 1 Discussion 6

Chose one question below to answer:

1. Explain how to account for liabilities, including contingent liabilities. Provide and example of each. 2. Explain and prepare example entries to account for accounts payable, short-term notes payable, and taxes payable.

Module 1 Discussion 7

Chose one discussion question:

1. Explain and measure the cost of plant assets and investments. Provide three examples.

2. Explain how to compute and record depreciation using the various methods. Provide three examples.

3. Explain how to account for natural resources and intangible assets, including depletion and amortization. Provide three examples.

Module 1 Discussion 8

Review the sections on international accounting (IFRS) in each of Chapters 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Discuss the major similarities and differences between U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Which of the differences do you find most interesting? If there is a convergence between U.S. GAAP and IFRS, would you choose the U.S. GAAP or IFRS method? Has your opinion changed since your discussion in Module 4? Why?

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Journal: Grant Funding Resource development is a major responsibility for human services administrators. Identifying sources of funding for a particular program is an essential part of resource development. Grants are one of a variety of sources from which human services organizations draw funding for programs. If you search the Internet, you are likely to find plenty of information about a variety of available grants. Federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private entities, such as foundations and corporations, offer grants. Search the Internet for available grants and identify one grant to use for this Journal Assignment. Think about human services programs for which this grant might be beneficial. ASSIGNMENT……MY PROGRAM I WOULD CHOOSE WOULD BE ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB Post in your Journal a description of a human services program with which you are familiar. Next, post a link for the grant you identified. Explain why you believe this grant would be beneficial to the program, and how. Finally, share an insight you had or a conclusion you drew about identifying available grants. Suggested length: approximately 250–500 words (1–2 pages).

Journal: Grant Funding

Resource development is a major responsibility for human services administrators. Identifying sources of funding for a particular program is an essential part of resource development. Grants are one of a variety of sources from which human services organizations draw funding for programs. If you search the Internet, you are likely to find plenty of information about a variety of available grants. Federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private entities, such as foundations and corporations, offer grants. Search the Internet for available grants and identify one grant to use for this Journal Assignment. Think about human services programs for which this grant might be beneficial.

ASSIGNMENT……MY PROGRAM I WOULD CHOOSE WOULD BE ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB

Post in your Journal a description of a human services program with which you are familiar. Next, post a link for the grant you identified. Explain why you believe this grant would be beneficial to the program, and how. Finally, share an insight you had or a conclusion you drew about identifying available grants.

Suggested length: approximately 250–500 words (1–2 pages).

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Student will write a book review, not a book report, on a historical book that is about an era of history between 1000 BCE to about 1300 CE.  This is a rough period of time.  It must be a non-fiction work in either electronic or hard copy form.  Students may use Google Books or investigate the UMUC library for electronic check out.  Amazon also has many free books.  Students can get a free Amazon account and the free Amazon app and read some of these free books.  However, be aware that many of these books are out of copyright.  That means that they are quite old and may be written in a form of English used over 50 years ago.   During Week 2:  (30 points) Students will write a Topic Sheet that will have their name, course, and full citation of their book.  Then a paragraph of about 100-150 words of what the book is about.  What is the topic?  and What are the credentials of the author?  Is the author a historian?  or is the author a jouranlist?  Students may be able to get that information from the course text.   This assignment is due at the End of Week 2, Sunday at 11:59 pm.   During Week 6:  (220 points)  Students will finish writing thier 3.5 – 4 page book review.  I will provide a template for your review.  This will help students put the review in the correct format.  Remember this is not a book report.  Below are suggestions about a few areas that students may use to write their book review.  Students do not have to use all these areas.  Pick two or three areas and conver them extensively.   It is expected that students will use the book to cite passages.  Keep these at a minimum in size.  The proper APA or MLA format should be used. A Concise Guide to Writing a Critical Book Review  A critical book review requires that you identify, summarize and, most importantly, evaluate the ideas and information the author has presented. A critical book review is not a book report. Reports discuss content, while reviews evaluate the book’s strengths, weaknesses and validity through explanation, interpretation, and analysis. Critical reviews can be positive or negative, based on your assessment of the book.     The following information provides some guidelines only. Books reviews can vary in a number of ways, including length, scope, intended audience, and complexity.      What to include in a critical book review   Reviews generally provide:    Full bibliographic information (author, title, edition, publisher, place of publication, year of publication), often presented as a heading or introductory sentence. A brief description of the contents of the book. An assessment of the author’s authority / biases An evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the book based on the purposes of the author, and using evidence to support the reviewer’s argument. An overall assessment of the book.    Below are suggestions for what to include in the book review.  It is sugested that students pick 2-4 areas.   All areas do not need to be covered.  Students should also check to see if their chosen historical work has been reviewed.  This will give an idea of what to cover.  Rememner: while this is an opoinion piece, students should write in third person using Academic/Formal/Standard English.    Suggested steps in writing a critical book review   Get to know the work by reading the book carefully and by reading other opinions of the book (use the resources of the library to find other critical reviews). In getting to know the book, use all the information within the book itself. Look at the title page, is there a sub-title? Note when the book was first published. Is there a table of contents, or chapter headings? If so, use these as an orientation to the organization and contents of the book. If a bibliography is present, give it careful scrutiny to determine what may have contributed to the author’s conclusions. Also, consider the quality and veracity of these sources. Always read the preface or introduction for statements about the book’s intentions and/or limitations. As you read, take notes and flag passages that you feel are illustrative of the purpose, theme and style of the work. Note strengths as well as weaknesses, and use the questions below to guide your assessment.   Establish the thesis of your review. Think about what the main point of your criticism will be. Consider the author’s intention in writing the book and whether this was achieved.    Organize your notes into an outline which incorporates your thesis.   Write the review, including the elements discussed above.    Edit and revise the review before submitting it. Questions to consider when reading the book and writing the review:      Authority / Objectivity Who is the author?    What are her or his particular credentials and expertise in this area? What makes her or him an expert on this topic?    Audience    Who is the intended audience of this book (academics, students, the general public)? Is the book appropriate for its audience?    Scope / Purpose / Content    What is the subject of the work and the broad field and/or genre into which it fits? What is the scope of the work? Is this a comprehensive overview or a detailed analysis?    What is the author’s purpose in writing this book? What has he or she set out to prove? What is the overarching thesis of the book? How well has the author met these goals? Does the author do what she or he has set out to do?    What are the main points set out by the author?    How does the author prove the thesis and main points? What is the author’s methodology? What evidence does the author provide to support his or her argument (sources, data, personal anecdotes, etc)? Is this evidence convincing?   Style   How is the book structured? Is its development orderly and logical?   What is the author’s writing style? Is it narrative or analytical? Is the prose readable and appropriate to its intended audience?     Other points to consider   How does this book compare to other books on the same subject? Does it present a unique perspective or new research?    Does the book have illustrations? A list of references or a bibliography? An index? Are there any other features? Are they effective and useful?   Does the author suggest areas for further research or discussion?    What, if anything, has been left out? Finally – Make a Recommendation What is your final assessment? Would you buy this book or recommend it to others?   You must make a recommendation that complies with your assessment.  Don’t recommend the book if you earlier stated you disliked the book.

Student will write a book review, not a book report, on a historical book that is about an era of history between 1000 BCE to about 1300 CE.  This is a rough period of time.  It must be a non-fiction work in either electronic or hard copy form.  Students may use Google Books or investigate the UMUC library for electronic check out.  Amazon also has many free books.  Students can get a free Amazon account and the free Amazon app and read some of these free books.  However, be aware that many of these books are out of copyright.  That means that they are quite old and may be written in a form of English used over 50 years ago.

  • During Week 2: (30 points) Students will write a Topic Sheet that will have their name, course, and full citation of their book.  Then a paragraph of about 100-150 words of what the book is about.  What is the topic?  and What are the credentials of the author?  Is the author a historian?  or is the author a jouranlist?  Students may be able to get that information from the course text.   This assignment is due at the End of Week 2, Sunday at 11:59 pm.
  • During Week 6:  (220 points) Students will finish writing thier 3.5 – 4 page book review.  I will provide a template for your review.  This will help students put the review in the correct format.  Remember this is not a book report.  Below are suggestions about a few areas that students may use to write their book review.  Students do not have to use all these areas.  Pick two or three areas and conver them extensively.   It is expected that students will use the book to cite passages.  Keep these at a minimum in size.  The proper APA or MLA format should be used.

A Concise Guide to Writing a Critical Book Review 

A critical book review requires that you identify, summarize and, most importantly, evaluate the ideas and information the author has presented. A critical book review is not a book report. Reports discuss content, while reviews evaluate the book’s strengths, weaknesses and validity through explanation, interpretation, and analysis. Critical reviews can be positive or negative, based on your assessment of the book.

The following information provides some guidelines only. Books reviews can vary in a number of ways, including length, scope, intended audience, and complexity.

 

What to include in a critical book review

Reviews generally provide:

  • Full bibliographic information (author, title, edition, publisher, place of publication, year of publication), often presented as a heading or introductory sentence.
  • A brief description of the contents of the book.
  • An assessment of the author’s authority / biases
  • An evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the book based on the purposes of the author, and using evidence to support the reviewer’s argument.
  • An overall assessment of the book.

 

Below are suggestions for what to include in the book review.  It is sugested that students pick 2-4 areas.   All areas do not need to be covered.  Students should also check to see if their chosen historical work has been reviewed.  This will give an idea of what to cover.  Rememner: while this is an opoinion piece, students should write in third person using Academic/Formal/Standard English. 

 

Suggested steps in writing a critical book review

 

Get to know the work by reading the book carefully and by reading other opinions of the book (use the resources of the library to find other critical reviews).

  • In getting to know the book, use all the information within the book itself. Look at the title page, is there a sub-title? Note when the book was first published. Is there a table of contents, or chapter headings? If so, use these as an orientation to the organization and contents of the book.
  • If a bibliography is present, give it careful scrutiny to determine what may have contributed to the author’s conclusions. Also, consider the quality and veracity of these sources.
  • Always read the preface or introduction for statements about the book’s intentions and/or limitations. As you read, take notes and flag passages that you feel are illustrative of the purpose, theme and style of the work. Note strengths as well as weaknesses, and use the questions below to guide your assessment.   Establish the thesis of your review.
  • Think about what the main point of your criticism will be. Consider the author’s intention in writing the book and whether this was achieved.
  • Organize your notes into an outline which incorporates your thesis.   Write the review, including the elements discussed above.
  • Edit and revise the review before submitting it. Questions to consider when reading the book and writing the review:

 

Authority / Objectivity Who is the author?

  • What are her or his particular credentials and expertise in this area? What makes her or him an expert on this topic?

Audience   

  • Who is the intended audience of this book (academics, students, the general public)?
  • Is the book appropriate for its audience?

Scope / Purpose / Content   

  • What is the subject of the work and the broad field and/or genre into which it fits?
  • What is the scope of the work?
  • Is this a comprehensive overview or a detailed analysis?
  • What is the author’s purpose in writing this book?
  • What has he or she set out to prove?
  • What is the overarching thesis of the book? How well has the author met these goals?
  • Does the author do what she or he has set out to do?
  • What are the main points set out by the author?    How does the author prove the thesis and main points?
  • What is the author’s methodology? What evidence does the author provide to support his or her argument (sources, data, personal anecdotes, etc)? Is this evidence convincing?

Style  

  • How is the book structured? Is its development orderly and logical?   What is the author’s writing style? Is it narrative or analytical?
  • Is the prose readable and appropriate to its intended audience?
  • Other points to consider   How does this book compare to other books on the same subject?
  • Does it present a unique perspective or new research?
  • Does the book have illustrations? A list of references or a bibliography? An index? Are there any other features?
  • Are they effective and useful?   Does the author suggest areas for further research or discussion?
  • What, if anything, has been left out?

Finally – Make a Recommendation

  • What is your final assessment? Would you buy this book or recommend it to others?
  • You must make a recommendation that complies with your assessment.  Don’t recommend the book if you earlier stated you disliked the book.

 

 

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Network security Telecommunications & Network Security Case Project (Network Security Plan) The Acme Corporation is a new startup that wishes to sell their new phone, called Acmephone, to the public. Acmephone plans to offer two options. 1) a secure version of the phone designed for business organizations called the Acmephone B+, and 2) and highly secure version of the phone designed for the government, called the Acmephone G+. Due to the fear of corporate espionage and government security requirements, there are many security concerns that must be addressed. As a security professional, you have been employed to design a network infrastructure for their two campuses located in Atlanta and Cincinnati based upon the following specifications: 1. There needs to be a constant connection between the two locations that can carry at least 50 Mbps of data. 2. Each facility has three floors. The buildings are rectangular with each floor 350’x350’. 3. There will be 200 network connections on each floor with an additional 100 network connections in the data centers located on the third floor of each building. 4. The primary data center will be located at the Atlanta location. 5. There will be a failover data center at the Cincinnati location. 6. Each location should be protected from intrusions that are not limited to state change attacks. 7. The Atlanta location will house the two secure development teams. As such, it will need the a greater level of security. The database servers and the corporate Web servers will be housed at that location as well. 8. Database servers will also be located at the Cincinnati site as well. 9. The servers must have redundancy. 10. The solution must have a plan to verify security measures. Your job is to develop a network design to meet the requirements above. 1. You should submit a network drawing listing the network’s topology including any necessary hardware. 2. You should list any recommended cabling. 3. You can recommend wiring closets wherever you determine they are needed. 4. You should recommend ways to assure corporate management that the network is safe from attacked. 5. You should build traps to stop attackers. 6. You should include recommendations for any WAN or wireless technologies. 7. You should include recommendations for any technology needed in the data center for high availability. 8. Justify all of your recommendations.

Telecommunications & Network Security

Case Project (Network Security Plan)

The Acme Corporation is a new startup that wishes to sell their new phone, called Acmephone, to the public. Acmephone plans to offer two options. 1) a secure version of the phone designed for business organizations called the Acmephone B+, and 2) and highly secure version of the phone designed for the government, called the Acmephone G+.

 

Due to the fear of corporate espionage and government security requirements, there are many security concerns that must be addressed.  As a security professional, you have been employed to design a network infrastructure for their two campuses located in Atlanta and Cincinnati based upon the following specifications:

  1. There needs to be a constant connection between the two locations that can carry at least 50 Mbps of data.
  2. Each facility has three floors. The buildings are rectangular with each floor 350’x350’.
  3. There will be 200 network connections on each floor with an additional 100 network connections in the data centers located on the third floor of each building.
  4. The primary data center will be located at the Atlanta location.
  5. There will be a failover data center at the Cincinnati location.
  6. Each location should be protected from intrusions that are not limited to state change attacks.
  7. The Atlanta location will house the two secure development teams. As such, it will need the a greater level of security. The database servers and the corporate Web servers will be housed at that location as well.
  8. Database servers will also be located at the Cincinnati site as well.
  9. The servers must have redundancy.
  10. The solution must have a plan to verify security measures.

 

Your job is to develop a network design to meet the requirements above.

  1. You should submit a network drawing listing the network’s topology including any necessary hardware.
  2. You should list any recommended cabling.
  3. You can recommend wiring closets wherever you determine they are needed.
  4. You should recommend ways to assure corporate management that the network is safe from attacked.
  5. You should build traps to stop attackers.
  6. You should include recommendations for any WAN or wireless technologies.
  7. You should include recommendations for any technology needed in the data center for high availability.
  8. Justify all of your recommendations.

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Critical Thinking 5 (PJM350) Option #2: Shortening a Project A construction manager may shorten the duration of a project in many ways. In detail, discuss six of these methods, mentioning the method’s pros and cons. Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements: 1-2 pages long, not including your cover and reference pages. Follow APA format and format your paper according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA.Include a title page and reference page. Cite a minimum of three sources in addition to the textbook and any relevant course materials. At least three sources should be academic, peer-reviewed sources that support your responses.

Critical Thinking 5 (PJM350)

Option #2: Shortening a Project

A construction manager may shorten the duration of a project in many ways. In detail, discuss six of these methods, mentioning the method’s pros and cons.

Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:

  • 1-2 pages long, not including your cover and reference pages.
  • Follow APA format and format your paper according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA.Include a title page and reference page.
  • Cite a minimum of three sources in addition to the textbook and any relevant course materials. At least three sources should be academic, peer-reviewed sources that support your responses.

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