Graduate School

HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS DISCUSSION PAPERS

Format requirements:

* Computer-printed in long bond papers;
* 1 bond paper per question only (do not exceed one bond paper);
* Times New Roman 14;
* single spacing;
* margins of bond paper: 1.25 inches for right and left margins, 1 inch for top and bottom margins;
* no folders, just staple;
* Submit 10 bond papers only;
* Submit personally to your professor; no emails.

Questions:

1. Explain the law of diminishing returns and its implications to organizations.

2. What communication barriers are likely to arise when electronic mail is used?

3. The beneficial effects of having fun at work are relatively easy to see. What are some of the possible dysfunctional effects of such a culture?

4. Explain the expectancy model in the context of a manager who recommends an employee to be promoted to a higher position.

5. Describe a complete pay system.

6. “Skill-based pay is a waste of company money because we are paying for potential performance instead of actual performance.” Discuss this statement.

7. A manager once told a subordinate, “to be a good leader, you must first be a good follower.” Discuss this statement.

8. Consider a teacher’s use of the stewardship role. In what ways does she or he demonstrate partnership building, service and empowerment?

9. “A happy employee is a productive employee.” Discuss this statement.

10. Assume that one of your employees has recently tested positive for the AIDS virus. Although he is still fully capable of performing his job duties, another employee has come to you and objected to working closely with him. How would you respond?

Thank you.

Dr. Mauro Allan P. Amparado

METHODS OF RESEARCH DISCUSSION PAPERS

Format requirements:

* Computer-printed in long bond papers;
* 1 bond paper per question only (do not exceed one bond paper);
* Times New Roman 14;
* single spacing;
* margins of bond paper: 1.25 inches for right and left margins, 1 inch for top and bottom margins;
* no folders, just staple;
* Submit 10 bond papers only;
* Submit personally to your professor; no emails.

Questions:

1. It is every person’s responsibility to engage in one or more roles along a continuum of research participation: from production to consumption. How do we participate in research as consumers?

2. Why is research considered a knowledge-building enterprise?

3. Which type of research do you think is easier to conduct — quantitative or qualitative research? Defend your answer.

4. There are five sources of research problems: experience, literature, social issues, theory and ideas from external sources. Explain one.

5. Internet references are not reliable and valid sources. Comment.

6. Consider your personal situation. What are the barriers that might inhibit you to conduct research? What steps might be taken to address those barriers.

7. Your friend will do an oral presentation of her research in an international conference. Provide her tips on how to present her study.

8. Differentiate reliability and validity using concrete examples.

For numbers 9 and 10, visit www.iamure.com and read the following research articles. What have you learned from these research projects?

9. Women’s Awareness on the Law on Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children
by Mary Ann E. Caparas and Mauro Allan P. Amparado
JPAIR Multidisciplinary Research, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2012

http://dx.doi.org/10.7719/jpair.v8i1.171

http://www.philair.ph/publication/index.php/jpair/article/view/171

10. Clinical Instructors’ Related Learning Experience Needs in Training, Development and Empowerment
Estrellita N. Lim and Mauro Allan P. Amparado
IAMURE International Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2012

http://dx.doi.org/10.7718/ijss.v3i1.32

http://www.iamure.com/publication/index.php/ijss/article/view/32

Thank you.

Dr. Mauro Allan P. Amparado

MARKETING MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION PAPERS

Format requirements:

* Computer-printed in long bond papers;
* 1 bond paper per question only (do not exceed one bond paper);
* Times New Roman 14;
* single spacing;
* margins of bond paper: 1.25 inches for right and left margins, 1 inch for top and bottom margins;
* no folders, just staple;
* Submit 10 bond papers only;
* Submit personally to your professor; no emails.

Questions:

1. What are the essential characteristics of a marketing-orientated company?

2. What is meant by core strategy? What role does it play in the process of marketing planning?

3. What are the major physical/ecological environment forces acting on marketing? What are their implications for marketing management?

4. Are there any brands that you buy (e.g. perfume) that have personalities that match your own?

5. Why is relationship management important in many supplier-customer interactions? How can suppliers build close relationships with organizational customers.

6. What is meant by consumerism and environmentalism? To what extent do you believe these movements have achieved their goals of protecting consumers, society and the environment?

7. What are the strengths and limitations of using the internet as a data-collection instrument?

8. Why do companies rebrand product and corporate names? What is necessary for successful implementation of the rebranding process?

9. Accountants are always interested in profit margins; sales managers want low prices to help push sales and marketing managers are interested in high prices to establish premium positions in the marketplace. To what extent do you agree with this statement in relation to the setting of prices?

10. The key to sales success lies in closing the sale. Discuss.

Thank you.

Dr. Mauro Allan P. Amparado