Solution Pro: Final Business

1. Executive Summary (the company is Starbucks)


An executive summaryis a short section of a document that summarizes a longer report in such a way that readers can rapidly become acquainted with a large body of material without having to read it all. It will usually contain a brief statement of what is covered in the major document, background information, concise analysis and main conclusions. 




  1. Introduction
    This section will review the current state of CSR within the company. Include:


  • Current vision and value statements

  • Current programs related to the three spheres and the environment

  • Recent events related to current programs

  • Reported stakeholder view of programs and actions of the company



  1. Economic
    Describe the current status of the company with regard to:


    • Employee relations

    • Corporate culture

    • Investor relations

    • Suppliers


    • The plans and programs you plan to implement to address issues within economic sphere



  1. Political
    Describe the current status of the company with regard to:


    • Regulatory structures

    • Adherence to government regulations

    • Relations to government entities

    • Describe the plans and programs you plan to implement to address issues within political sphere



  1. Civil Society


Describe the current status of the company with regard to:


  • NGOs (non-governmental organizations)

  • Local communities

  • Customers

  • The world


  • The plans and programs you plan to implement to address issues within the civil society sphere



  1. Environment
    Describe the current status of the company with regard to:


  • Local environmental impacts

  • Global environmental impacts


  • The plans and programs you plan to implement to address issues within the environment


6. Conclusion



7. References


  • At least four references must be used

  • References must be formatted in APA


    This assignment has to be within 8-10 pages, not including the cover page and the references.


    2.   Overview


    The final project for this course is the creation of a research paper. You will select a specific problem you see in the workplace (or, if you have limited work experience, that you would find it valuable to solve in your home life), and then identify what you wish to study. You must apply the theories and concepts from the course to interpret and formulate your hypotheses. Be sure to identify why the answer/solution matters. Once you have your hypotheses, go through the scientific method and statistical process to sample and answer the question. Be sure that you justify the statistical test that you use and either reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis based on the data. Your conclusion should be entirely data driven, with the implications clear.




    In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:




    • Provide students with a basic understanding of several quantitative techniques that are used extensively for decision making in business

    •  Enable students to recognize problem areas in their fields of professional responsibilities and to apply the appropriate quantitative methods for obtaining rational solutions

    •  Increase the student’s effectiveness in communicating with other specialists in the firm such as industrial engineers, production managers, operations researchers, statisticians, and other problem-solving and decision-making persons

    •  Enable students to use the power of the spreadsheets and statistical software in the application of the quantitative techniques




    Statistics is the study that pertains to the collection, analysis, explanation or interpretation, and presentation of data. Interpretation of statistical information often involves the development of a null hypothesis—that whatever is proposed as a cause has no effect on the variable being measured.


    Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:




    1. Statistical Argument: Propose an argument that answers the prompt. Include a strong thesis statement connected to data-driven evidence.
      1. Topic Selection :Select an appropriate topic and provide a detailed explanation of the significance.
      2. Citations : Paraphrase and/or integrate quotes effectively.
    2. Data Collection:Once you finalize your research question, compile your research and collect raw data.
      1. Organization :Include a clearly stated thesis and a well-organized body section of your paper.
    3. Statistical Process :Using your knowledge of the scientific method and statistical process to analyze the data:
      1. Descriptive Statistics : Summarize the population data by describing what was observed in the sample set numerically or graphically.
      2. Inferential Statistics :Use patterns in the sample data to draw inferences about the population represented, accounting for randomness. These inferences may take the form of hypothesis testing (i.e., answering yes/no questions about the data), estimation (estimating numerical characteristics of the data), correlation (describing associations within the data), and modeling relationships within the data.
      3. Null Hypothesis :Refer to a general or default position—that there is no relationship between two measured phenomena. Rejecting or disproving the null hypothesis is concluding that there are grounds for believing that there is a relationship between two phenomena or that a potential treatment has a measurable effect.
    4. Primary-Source Analysis : Select sources in support of your thesis statement. Critically examine the sources in context of your paper topic. Remember that this is not based on opinion, but rather based on analysis of the statistical data. The source methodology supports your thesis statement.

    This assignment has to be within 10-12 pages not including the cover page and the refernece page. Also remember that assignment you did for me that included an excel sheet, you can use that to help with this assignment.