Discussion Question 1

During a diversity management session, a manager suggests that stereotypes are a necessary part of working with others. “I have to make assumptions about what’s in the other person’s head, and stereotypes help me do that,” she explains. “It’s better to rely on stereotypes than to enter a working relationship with someone from another culture without any idea of what they believe in.” Discuss both the merits of and problems with the manager’s statement.

Discussion Question 2

“Emotional intelligence is more important than cognitive intelligence in influencing an individual’s success.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Support your perspective.

Discussion Question 3

Discuss how beta of a corporation is assessed by analysts. Discuss how leverage can influence beta of corporation to yield leveraged beta. Provide a fictitious example for clarity. Use Yahoo finance or any credible source to find rate of return of a security in the past 20 years and use this data to estimate the beta of the corporation by the two different methods. How does your estimated value compare to the value provided by the source? Make sure to incorporate the effect of leverage if the corporation is leveraged. Provide your explanations and definitions in detail and be precise. Provide references for the content.

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