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What are some ways to be more precise – and concise – in your scientific writing?

Q1: Review your required reading, especially Goodson’s (2017) Exercise 35 (attached), and the APA publication manual (2019) (Not attached – it’s online), and think about your experiences in writing your introduction and literature review from RES 7011 (attached).
1. Discuss the strategies (successful and unsuccessful) you can use to organize and write your paper (attached – RES 7011).
2. What new APA guidelines have you learned?
3. What are some ways to be more precise – and concise – in your scientific writing?
Q2: What ideas do you have for how you may test any research questions based on the paper (RES 7011) attached?
Everything is minimum 400 words and max 500

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Is leadership succession planning helpful in ensuring the continuity of family businesses?

Please post a scholarly reply that are a minimum of 200 words each.
There are 3 different posts below. Read and come up with minimum 200 words, scholarly written to each of them.
It is NOT required that every question or point be analyzed; more focused discussions on one or more central points are encouraged.
Post 1
Article Topic: The Role of Succession Planning, and Leadership Development in Business Continuity and Global Expansion of Family-Owned Businesses in Nigeria
Purpose:
1. The purpose of this study is to explore to what extent leadership succession planning would be helpful in ensuring the continuity of family firms in Southeast Nigeria. The study would also determine how such leadership succession planning would ensure global competitiveness and expansion of these businesses. This writeup will explore current leadership succession practices in the Nigerian business environment to detect series of gaps in leadership development and succession planning. Despite these failures, this study will seek to identify how successful leadership development processes resulted in successful transition, growth, and expansion of their businesses.
a. Is leadership succession planning helpful in ensuring the continuity of family businesses?
b. Would leadership succession planning guarantee the survival of family-owned businesses in Nigeria?
1. Ample evidence worldwide discloses that less than one third of the family firm population seems to succeed in managing an effective succession process and reaching intergenerational transition (Umans, Lybaert, Steijvers, & Voordeckers, 2021). The purpose of this study is to establish the veracity of this claim by studying if family firms in Southeastern Nigeria, are collapsing because they lack leadership succession planning process and the different approaches that may remedy the situation.
a. Is successful longevity guaranteed by investing in an effectively implemented leadership succession planning process?
2. The purpose of this study is to examine relationship early identification of a successor, mentorship and the successor’s interest have on successful leadership succession planning process. Onyeukwu & Jekelle (2019) argued that once the successors who share the same interest with the founders are identified earlier enough, and mentored, there will be a successful leadership succession process. This document will try to understand the impact of globalization and training these successors with global leadership competencies will encourage global networking, expansion, and growth.
a. What constitutes the appropriate timing and what kind of mentorship is required for successful global leadership development and succession planning process?
3. The purpose of this study is to investigate if high-quality family and non-family relationships have significant impacts on leadership succession planning in Southeast Nigeria. Umans et al., (2021) by drawing on relational systems theory and the socioemotional wealth framework, argued dynastic succession is positively related to the level of succession planning in a family firm.
a. Is socioemotional wealth (SEW) an important point of reference for decision-making in family firms.
References
Goodson, P. (2016). Becoming an academic writer: 50 exercises for paced, productive, and powerful writing. Sage Publications
McGregor, S. (2018). Understanding and evaluating research: A critical guide. Sage Publications.
Onyeukwu, P., & Jekelle, H. E. (2019). Leadership Succession and Sustainability of Small Family-Owned Businesses in South East Nigeria. Open Journal of Business and Management, 7, 1207-1224. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojbm.2019.73085.
Pyrczak, F., & Tcherni-Buzzeo, M. (2019). Evaluating research in Academic journals: A practical guide to realistic evaluation. Routledge.
Umans, I., Lybaert, N., Steijvers, T., & Voordeckers, W. (2021). The influence of transgenerational succession intentions on the succession planning process: The moderating role of high-quality relationships. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 12(2), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2018.12.002.
Post 2
The purpose of the research topic is evaluating the adverse experiences for women leaders who aspire to chief executive officer positions in Global 500 firms. The literature reviews that I have done thus far have focused on cultural dynamics such as gender stereotypes, gender bias and cultural norms. Women leaders have faced systemic barriers that include the labyrinth, glass ceiling, glass cliff and glass escalator (Xiang et al., 2017). As I have continued doing research, my interest is refining to understanding the organizational attitude of men who are executives and their perceptions of women leaders. The research I have explored tends to analyze why there are not more executive women from the vantage point of behaviors that they need to exhibit to progress in their careers versus analyzing the impediments that women face (Elghandour, 2019).
1. The purpose of this study is to research the attitudes of men who are executive leaders in Global 500 companies about their perspective on the dearth of women executive leaders.
The quantitative study would examine attitudes by leveraging a survey of that asks questions regarding men’s perceptions of women leaders in executive roles.
1. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the willingness of organizations to evaluate the impediments to career progression of women leaders in executive leadership positions.
The quantitative study would need to analyze the sentiment of numerous members of the firm to determine a comprehensive evaluation which would be prudent cultivate a larger data set.
1. The purpose of this study is to analyze the practices of multinational firms in developing promotional frameworks for women leaders who seek senior level positions.
The quantitative study would analyze the numerous practices related to existing frameworks, which would require understanding how many there are and what they accomplish.
1. The purpose of this study is to examine the barriers for women leaders seeking executive career advancement in multinational companies, and how companies are addressing the gender disparity between women and men.
The qualitative study could do interviews and focus groups with women leaders to gather whether they are impacted by various impediments within their organization. I think this could also be accomplished with a survey as well, so perhaps it could be a mixed method research analysis.
According to McGregor (2017) qualitative research and quantitative should align with language that informs the reader of which method is being used. I also found the exercise for this week’s assignment from Goodson (2017) helpful in creating the purpose statement by doing in the recommended ten-minute increments and not focusing on a definitive version.
References
Goodson, P. (2017). Becoming an academic writer: 50 exercises for paced, productive, and powerful writing. 2nd. (ed). Sage.
Elghandour, R. [TEDx]. (2019, December 11). Why bias, not behavior or ability, is holding women back [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/LHE_BtO8X_c
McGregor, S. L. T., (2018). Understanding and evaluating research: A critical guide. Sage.
Xiang, X., Ingram, J., M. A., & Cangemi, J. (2017). Barriers contributing to under-representation of women in high-level decision-making roles across selected countries. Organization Development Journal, 35(3), 91-106.
Post 3
Q1:Describe your topic of your article from RES 7011. After reviewing McGregor (2018), particularly tables 8.2 and 8.3, and using Goodson exercise 31, craft several purpose statements (e.g., “the purpose/goal of the current study is to …”). Try to have at least one qualitatively phrased and another quantitatively phrased.
The topic of my article from RES 7011 – Research Critique discussed the importance of corporations to develop a global mindset in their US born leaders prior to these leaders being assigned a global virtual team. I was advised by my prior instructor for that course that this topic was too broad. I took heed and narrowed the scope down a bit. My topic has now evolved to exploring whether multinational corporations (MNCs) in the technology sector provide global culture awareness training for their US executives prior to their assignment of a global virtual team. After practicing exercise 31 in the Goodson (2016) text, I drafted four purpose statements listed below.
Purpose Statements
Quantitative
1. The purpose of this article will compare findings of global culture awareness training in the technology sector versus the hospitality sector
2. The purpose of this article will be to compare findings of employee satisfaction of global virtual teams reporting to US born versus non-US born executive leaders of MNCs
Qualitative
1. The purpose of this article  is to identify whether global culture awareness training for US born executives of MNCs can increase employee satisfaction of global virtual teams
2. The purpose of this article  is to identify the training US born executive leaders of MNCs in the technology industry receive prior to being assigned to lead global virtual teams
The abovementioned quantitative purpose statements reflect the research designs that McGregor (2018) classified as either comparative or survey (nonexperimental). The abovementioned qualitative purpose statements reflect the research designs that McGregor (2018) classified as either interpretive or investigative.

Q2: After reviewing McGregor (2018), particularly tables 8.2 and 8.3, write at least four possible empirical research questions that would follow each of your research proposal statements. Try to have some using qualitative language and others using quantitative language – and identify which is which and why.
Empirical research questions
Quantitative
1. How many multinational corporations in the technology sector versus the hospitality industry have global cultural awareness courses as part of their leadership development curriculum?
2. How different are the employee satisfaction survey scores of US born versus non-US born executives from their global virtual teams?
Qualitative
1. Does global culture awareness training for US born executives of MNCs increase employee satisfaction in their global virtual teams?
2. What types of training do US born executive leaders of MNCs in the technology industry receive prior to being assigned to lead global virtual teams?
I have put a lot of thought into several variables that I would like to consider for my research topic in the event there is a lack of adequate scholarly research. Some of those variables are: employee tenure, highest level of education, gender, age of the company, and years of experiencing working with global virtual teams. I think by having these variables ready I can be flexible with my research design. To keep my interest while writing my dissertation, I selected the abovementioned potential research questions because I think that data (employee satisfaction survey scores and/or leadership development curriculum) will be fairly easy to obtain. I am trying to be cognizant of leveraging pre-existing resources so it will be easier to measure improvement after solutions are implemented.
References
Goodson, P. (2016). Becoming an academic writer: 50 exercises for paced, productive, and powerful writing (2nd ed). Sage Publications.

McGregor, S. (2017). Understanding and evaluating research: A critical guide. Sage Publications.

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How would you use your philosophical/ethical reasoning skills to determine what your moral responsibility is, if any, to your biological parents?

. Your parents gave you up for adoption at a young age, because at the time they had you they were young and had little in the way of financial resources. They thought that your being adopted by well-educated parents with financial security would be in your best interests. Thirty years have passed and by some stroke of fortune your biological parents found you, and one of them needs a kidney and you are the best match. Would you give up a kidney for your biological parent in need? Why or why not?
2. How does English’s contention (see quotation above) compare and contrast with Yutang’s contention that “a natural man loves his children, but a cultured man loves his parents”?
2.1. Apply one of the ethical perspectives from Kant, Mill and Aristotle to the cultural attitudes about a child’s relationship with his or her parents. (Cf.5)
2.2. How would you use your philosophical/ethical reasoning skills to determine what your moral responsibility is, if any, to your biological parents? Would it be different if it were someone not related to you that were in need? How and why?
3. After completing all questions, analyze a classmate’s post and examine if his or her answer is grounded on a philosophical worldview which is grounded in culture.  Do culture and a resultant philosophical worldview which influence ethical principles ultimately influence his or her ethical decision?

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In what way do you think pop culture television shows like Family Guy, The Simpsons, or South Park either erodes or strengthens family values?

. Which of the two readings seemed to resonate more with your own experience or gut feelings – English’s or Yutang’s? Why? There are subtle social/cultural presuppositions that we may be unaware of that influence our ethical decision making. It is philosophy that forces us to question those presuppositions—that is living the examined life, so that we can become aware of what cultural influences and presuppositions are behind our ethical decision making, e.g. on family relationships, the treatment of animals, etc.”  Would you agree or disagree with this generalization? Explain your answer fully.
2. Where would you prefer to retire in the U.S. or in Asia based on what you know from the articles about how the elderly are treated in each culture? Use examples and quotations from the articles to support your answer.
3. In what way do you think pop culture television shows like Family Guy, The Simpsons, or South Park either erodes or strengthens family values? Explain your answer.

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How would Kant’s ethical perspective on the moral status of animals compare or contrast with Singer’s?

What is your gut reaction, if any, to Singer’s depiction of the treatment of veal calves and chickens on the modern industrialized farm? Did his article change your attitude toward the treatment of animals? Why or why not?
2. How would Kant’s ethical perspective on the moral status of animals compare or contrast with Singer’s? Explain how their ethical perspectives may determine how animals should be treated? Which one do you tend to favor and why?
3. Evaluate and debate a classmate’s post that opposes your view on the treatment of animals. Defend your position well using arguments from Kant and Singer, and/or from personal experiences.
4.  Is there validity to the claim that “if you are a consumer of animal meat products, you are partially responsible for the horrible treatment of animals”? If yes, what are some possible ways for such consumers to stop being “party to the crime” aside from simply boycotting meat products or turning vegetarian? If no, explain why you think there is no validity to this claim.
5.  Give an argument for vegetarianism using any of ethical theories discussed up to this point in the course.

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Is it important to have integrity?

When supported with education, a person’s integrity can give him something to rely on when his perspective seems to blur, when rules and principles seem to waiver, and when he’s faced with hard choices of right or wrong.” –James Stockdale
Answer the following questions accordance with the Open Dialogue instructions:
1. Is it important to have integrity? If so, why? If not, why not?
a. Should we ever sacrifice our integrity for the greater good of humankind? (Cf. Module 5 on Utilitarianism) Explain your answer.
b. How would Aristotle defend the virtue of integrity? (Cf. Module 5) Explain your answer.
2. Using Stoic Ethics as discussed in “The World of Epictetus,” and Plato’s “The Ring of Gyges respond to the following questions:
a. What would you do if you had the ring of Gyges? Would you use it for good or for evil? Why?
b. How is the Stoic ethic, an ethics of integrity, contrary to Glaucon’s contention that the best form of justice is doing wrong with impunity? Use the “Ring of Gyges” story to explain your answer.
3. How is Stoic Ethics helpful for keeping one’s integrity especially when under enormous pressure to give it up? Be sure to examine Stockdale’s eight year stay in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp to explain your answer.  And also be sure to explain how the Bible especially the lessons from Job and the works the Stoic Philosopher Epictetus help him through these horrific years.

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If given the choice to suffer an injustice without redress or to commit an injustice with impunity, which would you choose?

If you were to write an epitaph on your own tombstone, based on your character and integrity in your life, how would it read for all to see? Explain your tombstone, by indicating in bullet points, key events in your life which demonstrate integrity or the lack of it.
2. In your opinion, if given the choice to suffer an injustice without redress or to commit an injustice with impunity, which would you choose? What does your choice say about your integrity? Explain your answer.
3. If you were to be under horrific circumstances, how much could you take (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) before you sacrifice your integrity? Or would you have no qualms about giving it up at the first sign of “crisis” or “personal distress”? Explain your answer.

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How do you think Kant would view lying as discussed by Segal and gossip as discussed by Bok?

. Why does Segal introduce this quote by T.S. Eliot: “Humankind cannot bear very much reality”? Explain your answer. Use examples from the article “My Grandfather’s Walking Stick.”
Kant enumerates several natural and devilish vices. How do you think Kant would view lying as discussed by Segal and gossip as discussed by Bok? Would he put gossip and lying in the natural or the devilish category of vice? Explain your answer. (Make sure you answer all parts.)
Under what circumstances could some human activities that we normally conceive as vices be considered at other times virtuous?

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How did vices and virtues in you or in others around you factor in towards a personal high or a low in each of the instances you recall?

We have been talking of ethics in connection with living the ‘good life’ from Module 1 onwards. Take a moment now to look back at your life and describe some of the best and the worst times so far. How did vices and virtues in you or in others around you factor in towards a personal high or a low in each of the instances you recall?
In what way do you think pop culture and modern media, like reality-based television and social networks, either mitigate or exacerbate the presence of vice in our culture, if at all?  Explain your answer

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How would Kant’s ethical perspective on the moral status of animals compare or contrast with Singer’s?

What is your gut reaction, if any, to Singer’s depiction of the treatment of veal calves and chickens on the modern industrialized farm? Did his article change your attitude toward the treatment of animals? Why or why not?
How would Kant’s ethical perspective on the moral status of animals compare or contrast with Singer’s? Explain how their ethical perspectives may determine how animals should be treated? Which one do you tend to favor and why?
Evaluate and debate a classmate’s post that opposes your view on the treatment of animals. Defend your position well using arguments from Kant and Singer, and/or from personal experiences.
Is there validity to the claim that “if you are a consumer of animal meat products, you are partially responsible for the horrible treatment of animals”? If yes, what are some possible ways for such consumers to stop being “party to the crime” aside from simply boycotting meat products or turning vegetarian? If no, explain why you think there is no validity to this claim.
Give an argument for vegetarianism using any of ethical theories discussed up to this point in the course.