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The Impact of Workplace Conflict on Innovation

6 pages | 1420 words

This paper examines the role of workplace conflict in promoting or inhibiting innovation. We focus on workplace conflict because it is a potentially important but understudied factor affecting innovation. We use data from the Sprint Store Innovation Survey (SSIS) to examine two questions: first, how does workplace conflict affect innovation? And second, how does this relationship vary across different types of stores? We find that workplace conflict has a negative effect on innovation. This relationship is driven by two mechanisms: first, conflict reduces the amount of time that employees can devote to innovation; and second, conflict decreases the quality of work life, which in turn decreases the motivation to innovate. We also find that the relationship between conflict and innovation varies across store types. In particular, we find that the negative effect of conflict on innovation is larger in stores that are more labor-intensive and have a greater

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Merck & Co., Inc.: A Global Health Service Provider

6 pages | 1420 words

Merck & Co., Inc. is a global health service provider with a focus on pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and animal health products. The company has operations in more than 140 countries and markets its products in more than 180 countries. Merck's research and development (R&D) activities are conducted at Merck Research Laboratories, which are located in the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Merck's global health focus is on three key areas: access to medicines, vaccines, and biologic interventions; sustainable business practices; and good employee relations. With regard to access to medicines, Merck is committed to expanding access to its medicines and vaccines through public-private partnerships, innovative financing mechanisms, and product donations. In addition, the company is working to improve the affordability of its medicines and vaccines by engaging in price negotiations with governments and other stakeholders.

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The Role of Sentimentality, Gothic Elements, and the Relay of Tradition in Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland

6 pages | 1420 words

Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland is a complex novel that explores many different themes and motifs, including sentimentality, gothic elements, and the relay of tradition. The novel gives readers a unique opportunity to interpret the concepts regarded in the book about their own life perception and specific knowledge of the environment they live in.

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Research Paper

The Impact of Technology on Employment in the United States

6 pages | 1420 words

This essay discusses how technology has led to the displacement of workers in the United States. It begins by discussing the industrial revolution and how it led to the displacement of workers in the textile industry. It then discusses how technology in the present day has made some jobs obsolete and has displaced workers from their jobs. Finally, it discusses how the advancement of technology is likely to continue to have both positive and negative effects on employment in the United States.

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The Reception of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony Since 1900

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This essay discusses the perception of Beethoven's 9th Symphony from 1900 to the present day, with a focus on its sound when performed by a modern orchestra. The essay also discusses the idea of progress in relation to the symphony.

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Why IRR and NPV are More Credible Methods of Investment Evaluation

6 pages | 1420 words

This essay discusses the two most creditable methods for investment evaluation, internal rate of return (IRR) and net present value (NPV). It explains why these methods are considered to be more creditable than other methods, and how they are consistent with the goal of firm - to maximize shareholders' wealth.

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The Importance of Focusing on Health as Human Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

6 pages | 1420 words

This essay discusses the need for a shift in focus from national to human security in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on health. It argues that there is an acute need to focus on health as human security in the region, due to the contemporary threats to health posed by communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, maternal mortality, child mortality, and environmental degradation. The essay concludes with a discussion of the steps that need to be taken in order to mitigate these threats.

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Informative Essay

The Father-Son Relationship in Poetry: “My Papa’s Waltz” and “Those Winter Sundays”

6 pages | 1420 words

This essay looks at two poems about the complicated relationship between fathers and sons. "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke depicts a young boy's ambiguous feelings towards his father, while "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden portrays a son's newfound appreciation for his father's sacrifices.

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The Potential for the United States to Reduce Emissions of Greenhouse Gases

6 pages | 1420 words

This essay discusses the potential for the United States to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases through the use of the DICE model and the implementation of a cap and trade system. The DICE model is a economic simulation model that was developed by economists at Yale University and is used to predict the cost-effectiveness of various policy options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The cap and trade system is an indirect instrument of the Kyoto Protocol, which the United States has not ratified. The reason why the United States has not ratified the Kyoto Protocol will be discussed, as well as other possible instruments that the United States could use in order to achieve emissions reductions.

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Time Management in the Workplace: Essential Skills and Techniques

6 pages | 1420 words

This essay discusses some of the most important skills for effective time management in the workplace, as well as how employees can set up a time management plan that suits their needs and requirements.

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