Balance Sheet – Ford Motor Company

In a two- to three-page paper (not including the title and reference pages), explain the purpose of a balance sheet and analyze Ford Motor Company’s balance sheet from its 2012 Annual Report (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. In your analysis, you must determine the financial ratios and compare them to industry standards.

Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, and it must include citations and references for the text and at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

 
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ECO Week 6 — Rewriting Work — 1750 Words (Excluding Reference)

Resources: Tutorial help on Excel® and Word functions can be found on the Microsoft® Office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web offering support for Office products. 

Revise your Week 3 assignment, Research Analysis for Business, using the feedback provided by your facilitator. This Week 6 report should only include one conclusion, so you will need to rewrite the conclusion you included in your Week 3 assignment, Research Analysis for Business. 

Select a foreign market in which to expand your chosen product. If you wish, you may use one of the countries your team analyzed in their Week 5 Comparative and Absolute Advantage Assignment. 

Prepare a minimum1,750-word report addressing the points listed below. The use of tables and/or charts to display economic data over the time period discussed is highly encouraged, you may submit any economic data in Microsoft® Excel® format in a separate file. You may use the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the Federal Reserve of St. Louis’s FRED data, the CIA World Fact Book, World Bank data, and World Trade Organization, or other appropriate sources you might find on the Internet or in the University Library. The new sections of your report should:

  • Evaluate current global economic conditions and their effects on macroeconomic indicators in your selected country. Provide forecasts for population growth, gross domestic product (GDP) growth, GDP per capita growth, export growth, and sales growth.
  • Evaluate any competitors’ existing production in the chosen country.
  • Assess sales forecasts in the selected country by using the Federal Reserve of St. Louis’s FRED data, the CIA World Fact Book, World Bank data, World Trade Organization, or other appropriate sources you might find on the Internet or in the University Library.
  • Categorize the type of economy that exists in your selected country as closed, mixed, or market.  What is the difference between these types of economies and how might this affect your expansion?
  • Assess how your chosen country’s current credit market conditions, especially interest rates and the availability of financing, affect demand for your product or service and your planning or operating decision for your production in that country.
  • Analyze the role of the selected country’s central bank on that country’s economy.
  • Compare the availability, education, and job skills of the work force in the selected country. Discuss any additional challenges of international production, such as political stability, availability of government financing or other incentives, threat of capital controls, and exchange rate risks.
  • Explain any additional supply chain challenges you anticipate if attempting to make your product in your chosen country and selling the product in other countries.
  • Based on the data gathered and analysis performed for this report write a conclusion in which you:
    • Create business strategies, including price and non-price strategies, based on your market structure to ensure the market share and potential market expansions and explore global opportunities for your business in a dynamic business environment and provide recommendations.
    • Develop a recommendation for how the firm can manage its future production by synthesizing the macroeconomic and microeconomic data presented.
    • Propose how the firm’s position within the market and among its competitors will allow it to take your recommended action.
    • Recommend strategies for the firm to sustain its success going forward by evaluating the findings from demand trends, price elasticity, current stage of the business cycle, and government.
    • Recommend any comparative advantages your company will have over competitors currently operating in that country, and defend your position, either for or against, expanding your company’s production into your chosen country based on your research. 

Integrate with the Week 3 Individual Assignment, and incorporate corrections and suggestions from the instructor’s feedback. The final report should be a minimum of 2,800 words. 

Cite a minimum of three peer reviewed sources not including the textbook. 

Include all peer-reviewed references and government economic data sources/references from Week 3. 

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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Discussion post 400 or more words

Discussion Board Forum 1

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In reviewing this module/week’s question, incorporate your understanding of economic development. Also consider any experiences and what you have observed in your community.

Select an economic development project in your community. The project must have been implemented and/or completed within the past 10 years. Provide background about the project and the intended economic benefits. In presenting your overview of the project, compare the project’s development process to the economic planning challenges outlined in Leigh and Blakely text, Chapter 1 -4. To what degree did the community economic development project experience the transition in local planning? Discuss. Also, based upon your understanding of Chapter 1 – 2 of the McDonald text, outline the causal theory that under-girds your jurisdiction’s development project. What has been identified as enhancing prospects for community sustainability? Describe in detail the configuration of public, private, and not-for-profit sector linkages that proved instrumental in making your community’s project a reality?

 
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Models Of Co-Occurring Disorders

  • Does the abuse of drugs trigger, either biologically or emotionally a mental illness?
  • Which disorder preceded the other?
  • Are co-occurring disorders genetically based?
  • Are there links between Axis II personality disorders and Axis I psychiatric and substance use disorders?
  • Are people with psychiatric disorders more likely to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol?
  • Are people with psychiatric disorders or Axis II personality disorders more vulnerable to abuse drugs or alcohol?

Instructions

Models  of co-occurring disorder provide guidance in understanding the etiology  and development of the dual or multiple disorders. As you complete this assignment (as outlined below), review  the bulleted questions posed above to  determine how your answers to these questions fit into your response to  the assignment. 

In this assignment, you will evaluate  explanatory models for co-occurring disorders. Prepare a paper on this  topic in which you address the following:

  • What models currently explain co-occurring disorders? 
  • What research findings support the initial occurrence of substance  abuse, or of psychological disorder in co-occurring disorders? 
  • How do personality disorders and schizophrenia predispose a person to develop a co-occurring disorder? 
  • What social factors may precipitate the development of a co-occurring disorder?

To prepare your paper you will rely on at least five research articles published in the past 5 years in  peer-reviewed journals. You will use the skills you learned in the  warm-up activity to draw conclusions and take a stand on the issues you  have read.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages.

Your  paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and  concepts by providing new thoughts and insights  relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly  writing and current APA standards. 

Due: November 3, 2018 by 10am EST

 
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