Subject English (intro Writing)
1. Choose a topic:
Consider a challenge relevant to your field of study i.e. Computer E engineering Technician and
relevant to your field of study i.e. Computer E engineering Technician and narrow your focus to a specific method,
technique, or project designed to meet the challenge. (In other words, identify something happening in
your field that addresses the problem you chose.)
2. Find sources about your topic.
Conduct research on your selected topic. Find three sources related to your topic. At least one of those
sources must be from the school Library.
• Potential sources include:
o scholarly sources
o popular sources
o non-text sources
o online source (public website)
o book, e-book, or report
Include links to sources. If a link is unavailable, provide information sufficient to find / verify source.
3. Evaluate research:
For each source:
• complete a CRAAP analysis (template & guidelines provided)
3.This first part of the Individual Research Project is an Outline and Annotated Bibliography. The
Outline should provide a very brief
tline should provide a very brief overview of what you think you will do in the Policy Brief.
The Annotated Bibliography requires you to summarize at least three peer-reviewed scholarly
sources you will cite in the Policy Brief.
This assignment is designed to get you thinking about your topic in a way that clearly anticipates
the writing you will do for the Policy Brief. We want you to brainstorm and do a bit of research
well in advance of the deadline for the Policy Brief and, most importantly, we want you to put
your ideas down on paper so that we can give you feedback before writing the actual Policy
Brief. In other words, we are asking you to submit an Outline and Annotated Bibliography so
that we can help you write the best Policy Brief possible.
Your Outline should be divided into the following five sections and should be written in
I. Audience: Identify the audience you are addressing and consider what that audience
is interested in. Who are you talking to in the Policy Brief and what does this suggest
about the approach you should take? (75-100 words).
II. Problem: State how you know the issue exists. What is the proof that students need
to improve this skill? (125-150 words).
III. Importance of Problem: Indicate why this problem matters. What are the
consequences of the problem not being addressed? Why do students need to improve
this skill? (100 words)
IV. Solution: Identify your preferred solution. What solution will work in your context
and why? (75-100 words)
V. Alternative Solution: Identify at least one other possible solution. What other
solutions did you consider? (75-100 words)
The total length of the Outline should be between 450 and 550 words.
When you submit your Outline, you must also include an Annotated Bibliography. An Annotated
Bibliography is an alphabetical list of research sources that provides bibliographical data (the
title, author, date, publisher, etc.) and a short summary or annotation of the source.
Your Annotated Bibliography should contain a minimum of three scholarly or peer-reviewed
sources, each with an accompanying annotation that is between 150 and 250 words long. The
annotations must summarize the research question or thesis, research methodology, results, and
conclusion. Annotations must include summaries and paraphrased information, NOT quotations.
A good annotation will include two separate paragraphs: 1) a paragraph summarizing the
research question or thesis, research methodology, results and conclusion; and 2) a paragraph
commenting on why this source is relevant for your research.
5.Team Dynamics and Leadership Requirements: Evaluation of Team DynamicsObjectives:•To understand the dynamics of culture and people in teams.•To develop intercultural
e dynamics of culture and people in teams.•To develop intercultural communication skills to communicate, solve problems, make decisions, and resolve conflict within teams.Methodology:Discuss the process of integrating a new product or service into the culture of FTIC. Since this assignment is about the team at FTIC and not your dynamics as a team, the narrative for this deliverable must be written in third person (objective style). At least three sources must be used in each section and this document should be a maximum of 2,000 words.Organizational Culture: How would you describe the current organizational culture at FTIC? How would the product or service your team has researched support the current organizational culture at FTIC? How would you suggest FTIC structure the team responsible for this new product rollout? What leadership characteristics will be necessary within the team responsible for the rollout? Why did you pick these characteristics? This should build upon your work in D3.VABES: What are the VABES of FTIC? How does your product align with the VABES of FTIC? Are there ways your product might not align with the VABES of FTIC?Organizational Structure: What is the organizational structure of FTIC? Where would your product fit into the organizational structure of FTIC? What steps will FTIC need to take to fully integrate your product into their current organizational structure? If you do not think it will fit into the organizational structure, explain why. Grading: For this section of the deliverable, you will be graded using the AACSB standards for written work rubrics located in the Z371 syllabus. This assignment is worth 25 points.
6.1. Estimate a second stage (also called the stable stage) growth rate in dividends, g2, for use in the Two-Stage
he Two-Stage DDM. Your estimate for g2 is the growth rate that you expect will continue “forever” in the second stage. Your estimate for g2 should not be much greater than the expected future growth in the overall economy (expected growth in GDP). Why? LIST your estimate for g2 and provide a short paragraph that EXPLAINS your reasoning AND the source of your estimate for long-term growth in GDP. Finally, estimate and LIST a price per share for KO using your estimates for g1, N, Re, g2 and KO’s current annual dividend (most recent quarterly dividend x 4) as D(0) in the Two-Stage DDM (submit your spreadsheet).
2. Calculate KO’s FCFF for EACH of the past five (5) years using the financial statement data found in KO’s annual reports and using the FCFFM.xls template. The template will calculate the annual FCFF value for you, but you MUST insert the correct input values for Depreciation & Amortization, Capital Investment, Capital Sales, etc.
3. Assume that the average annual FCFF from Q5 is good estimate of KO’s FCFF(0) for use in the FCFM. LIST your estimate for FCFF(0) then estimate and LIST a price per share for KO using your estimates for g1, N, WACC, g2 and FCFF(0) in the Two-Stage FCFFM (submit your spreadsheet).Use the same estimate second stage or stable stage growth, g2, in the FCFFM that you selected for the DDM.
4. Apply Relative Valuation methods to Coca-Cola (KO) using the following three (3) popular relative valuation ratios - Price/Earnings, Price/Book, Price/Sales (call these three ratios Price/”X” ratios). Select at least five (5) comparable firms that are in the same industry as KO and use the average P/X ratio for the group of comparable firms in your valuation analysis. The P/X ratios for the template can be found by using the screener on the Finviz.comwebsite. Use the Relative Valuation (RV) Excel spreadsheet tab found in the Two Stage_DDM_FCFE_FCFF_RV.xlsx file.
7.Question 1: What is a player’s « reaction function » in a Bertrand game ?
Question 2: What is a subgame
subgame perfect Nash equilibrium?
Question 3: In which situations should we need the mixed extension of a game?
Question 4: Find, if any, all Nash equilibria of the following famous matrix game:
U (2,0) (3,3)
D (3,4) (1,2)
Question 5: What is the difference between a separating equilibrium and a pooling equilibrium
in Bayesian games?
Question 6: Give another name for, if it exists, the intersection of the players’ best-response
« functions » in a game?
Question 7: assuming we only deal with pure strategies, the Prisoner’s Dilemma is a situation
No Nash equilibrium One sub-optimal Nash equilibrium
One sub-optimal dominant profile No dominant profile
Question 8: If it exists, a pure Nash equilibrium is always a profile of dominant strategies:
Question 9: All games have at least one pure strategy Nash equilibrium:
Question 10: If a tree game has a backward induction equilibrium then it must also be a Nash
equilibrium of all of its subgames:
Question 11: The mixed Nash equilibrium payoffs are always strictly smaller than the pure
Nash equilibrium payoffs:
Question 12: Which of the following statements about dominant/dominated strategies is/are
I. A dominant strategy dominates a dominated strategy in 2x2 games.
II. A dominated strategy must be dominated by a dominant strategy in all games.
III. A profile of dominant strategies must be a pure strategy Nash equilibrium.
IV. A dominated strategy must be dominated by a dominant strategy in 2x2 games.
I, II and IV only I, II and III only II and III only
I and IV only I, III and IV only I and II only
Question 13: A pure strategy Nash equilibrium is a special case of a mixed strategy Nash
Question 14: Consider the following 2x2 matrix game:
U (3,2) (2,4)
D (-1,4) (4,3)
The number of pure and mixed Nash equilibria in the above game is:
Exercise (corresponding to questions 15 to 20 below): assume a medical doctor (M)
prescribes either drug A or drug B to a patient (P), who complies (C) or not (NC) with each of
this treatment. In case of compliance, controlled by an authority in charge of health services
quality, the physician is rewarded at a level of 1 for drug A and 2 for drug B. In case of noncompliance, the physician is « punished » at -1 level for non-compliance of the patient with
drug A and at -2 level for non-compliance with drug B. As for the compliant patient, drug A
should give him back 2 years of life saved and drug B, only 1 year of life saved. When noncompliant with drug A, the same patient wins 3 years of life (due to avoiding unexpected
allergic shock for instance), and when non-compliant with drug B, the patient loses 3 years of
Question 15: You will draw the corresponding matrix of the simultaneous doctor-patient game.
Question 16: Find, if any, the profile(s) of dominant strategies of this game.
Question 17: Find, if any, the pure strategy Nash equilibrium/equilibria of this game.
Question 18: Find, if any, the mixed strategy Nash equilibrium/equilibria of this game.
Questions 19 and 20: Now the doctor prescribes first, then the patient complies or not: draw
the corresponding extensive-form game (= question 19) AND find the subgame perfect Nash