Research Papers on All Business Management

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  • Motivational Theory Application

    An 11 page paper discussing the theory behind motivating employees. Following a decade of downsizing, cost cutting and merging, more and more businesses look for ways to give their employees what they want. Too many companies believe that employee motivation rests in monetary rewards, without either realizing or acknowledging individuals' needs for recognition. Formal studies and informal surveys alike reveal that while managers often will list money as the top factor in motivating employees, the employees themselves are much more likely to list first their desire for recognition, for someone to let them know they truly have done a good job, a fact well known by some of the country's most successful companies. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Attribution Theory, Leadership, and Organizational Behavior

    A 10 page paper discussing how attribution theory can be applied within the organization to enhance employees' performance and the organization's overall productivity as well as competitive advantage. The theory provides a means for both explaining and predicting individual behavior, and is based on the assumption that individuals will ascribe certain qualifications to either an employee's or a manager's behavior. The paper uses the negative management style of Peg Witte, CEO of Royal Oaks Mines as example throughout, and contrasts the resulting corporate culture with that of Merix Corporation under the leadership of Debi Coleman. The paper includes an illustrative chart. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Theories and Concepts of Employee Motivation

    30 pages in length. Too many companies believe that employee motivation rests in monetary rewards, without either realizing or acknowledging individuals' needs for recognition. Formal studies and informal surveys alike reveal that while managers often will list money as the top factor in motivating employees, the employees themselves are much more likely to list first their desire for recognition, for someone to let them know they truly have done a good job. Today's most successful companies are ones in which employees have no question of the regard in which the company's leadership holds them. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Alternative Style of Management Work Team Approach

    This 8 page paper considers the benefits that can be derived from implementing work team approaches as an alternative management style and relates this in a number of areas of development for Federal Express, a company that focuses on the team approach in their human resources management. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • US Business and Work Groups

    An 8 page research paper which examines how this management technique is changing the way the U.S. does business. This concept blurs the lines between management and employees, empowers employees, and involves them in the success and productivity of the company. Many U.S. companies regard it as their best means for keeping a competitive edge. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Evolution of Work Groups

    A 12 page research paper which examines how work groups are changing the way that American business is conducted. This concept has been accepted as the U.S. industry's best hope for keeping a competitive edge in today's marketplace. The writer examines how this concept is being implemented by some U.S. companies and how current research points the ways in which the concept continues to evolve. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Organizational Development and Psychologist Kurt Lewin

    An 8 page research paper on the life and subsequent work of German-American psychologist Kurt Lewin. It describes some of Lewin's theories, and discusses about how they relate in society today. Lewin is most commonly regarded as one of the founders of the Organizational Development (OD) movement He described organizations as existing in a state of "quasi stationary equilibrium", or rather he thought that they tended to be static and resist change. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Women, the Workplace, Management, and Glass Ceilings

    A 9 page essay on the struggles that women still endure in the professional, corporate world. It is argued that while women have indeed enjoyed some advancements in business, they still are barred from achieving top-level management positions. Thus, they are looking through a 'glass ceiling.' In answer to this, many women are forming their own businesses. The role of downsizing and other relevant minority issues are brought into the discussion as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Entrepreneurial Women

    8 pages in length. There is really nothing any more remarkable in women entrepreneurs' efforts than there are in the men counterparts' work, at least not in the present. In the early years, women were at a distinct disadvantage if they intended to focus on any business that could be seen as untraditional. Since those first ground-breaking years, however, women-owned businesses are just businesses—sound management practices and tuned acumen truly is without gender. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Strategic Commitment and Corporate Competitive Advantage

    This 3 page essay discusses the ides of strategic commitment in a company and the ways in which it adds to a larger corporate advantage. Strategic commitment is a separate and unique field of endeavor that is marked by the inclusion of ethics and the moral responsibilities of management as a part of a much larger strategic planning process. Follow-through on such a commitment is what allows any firm to enjoy a unique competitive advantage based on the relationship that it has established with its constituency. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Contemporary Entrepreneurship

    A 9 page research report on the state of entrepreneurism near the turn of the 21st century. Entrepreneurship is as active as it has ever been. Regardless of the industry or beginning size of the business, there is opportunity still in good ideas. As the giant corporations continue their downsizing processes, many of their "victims" are going into business for themselves. The old principles still hold today: the good idea that fills a niche, backed with good solid planning if not as much cash as everyone would like. Today's business climate is more competitive than ever, and is a factor today's entrepreneur has to closely consider as in no other period. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Benefits of Diversity Management in the Workforce

    A 5 page paper discussing the benefits of effective diversity management. The days of the myth of the homogenous workforce are as far past as is that of Total Quality Management (TQM) applying only to manufacturing environments. Too many complain that in today's highly competitive business environment that there is no room for management approaches that are believed to be impossible to measure, but the business results of effectively managed and highly diverse organizations belie that objection. Diversity-conscious organizations are finding that diversity can be an asset rather than the drain that others insist it is. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Nonprofit Organization Management

    An 8 page paper on the importance of studying nonprofit management today. The writer posits that non-profit organizations require many of the same administrative skills that their profitable counterparts do and stresses the influence of funding, financial analysis, computer knowledge, evaluation, etc; Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nonprofit Organization Management

    An 8 page paper on the importance of studying nonprofit management today. The writer posits that non-profit organizations require many of the same administrative skills that their profitable counterparts do and stresses the influence of funding, financial analysis, computer knowledge, evaluation, etc; Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Year 2000 Problem and its Economic Implications

    An 11 page paper that provides a substantive overview of the background behind the problem of computer systems and the year 2000, and considers 3 possible solutions to calming the economic panic swelling and critiques these solutions. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Year 2000 Crisis and How Y2K Can Be Successfully Managed

    A 10 page overview of the predicted computer/communications apocalypse and management techniques. The author concentrates on two areas of concern, date coding and the introduction of viruses based on the millenium and other biases. However, the larger view is taken of 'mainstream' date coding problems, and considers audit cases and costs. Mitigation focuses on internal and global management of the problem. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Year 2000 Computer Crisis

    This 5 page paper discusses the year 2000 computer crisis. The problem as already resulted in computer shut-downs when merchants attempt to scan a credit card with an expiry date of 2000 or beyond. The problem is real and can result in possible mayhem. Why it is a problem and the possible repercussions are discussed from economical, safety, and everyday life perspectives. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Problems with Changing to the Year 2000

    This 5 page paper explores the subject of the millennium bug by focusing on two particular articles on the topic. Both pieces address the scope of the concern as being global, and each in its own way present solutions to fix it. The paper also includes the subject of contingency plans. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Total Health Plan Project Management Case Study

    A 12 page paper that describes project management for the development of a comprehensive health management program for a small company. Includes: work breakdown structure, task flow, project schedule and reporting, costs, and evaluation of project and performance. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Total Health Plan Project Management Case Study

    A 12 page paper that describes project management for the development of a comprehensive health management program for a small company. Includes: work breakdown structure, task flow, project schedule and reporting, costs, and evaluation of project and performance. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Manufacturing Types

    This 5 page report discusses the basic types of manufacturing in the industrial environment. Most analysts will agree that there are certain primary types of production systems and a business that already has an established between manufacturing strategies and production systems are generally likely to perform better than their competitors who operate without such a fit. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Examination of Charismatic Leadership

    This 5 page paper explains why leaders such as David Koresh and Charles Manson had so much power over their followers. Charismatic authority is defined and explored along with the motivation of such leaders. The propensity of ordinary people to join cults is also addressed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Creative Management Styles and Research

    A 60 page research-oriented paper discussing creative management styles. There are organizations that have not been able to make the transition from the traditional autocratic or authoritarian (rather than the authoritative) style of management. Today, creative management styles come in a variety of names: situational contingency management, the transformational approach, the cultural contingency approach, and value-based leadership. All, however, have their roots in TQM. Organizations that could not be successful in implementing TQM generally are not successful in implementing any of these, either, because all, including TQM, require a corporate culture that supports creativity and a commitment to change, and values open communication between workers and departments to the point that they will defend it if necessary. This paper examines the underlying problems preventing the formation and nurturing of that corporate culture so necessary for sustaining any creative management style. Bibliography lists more than 50 sources. M-Creatv.doc

  • Ford Motor Company CEO Alex Trotman and His Management Skills

    A 5 page paper evaluating the leadership and management abilities of Ford Motor Company's CEO. Ford has always been a solid performer but never spectacular until Trotman's programs took firm hold. The 1997 profits of $6.9 billion not only is the highest in Ford's history, it also is the highest of any automaker ever. Trotman absolutely is proactive, as evidenced by the bold steps he has led Ford in making in his time there. Of course, Ford was successful before Trotman assumed his role of CEO, but much of the spectacular performance of recent times can be attributed directly to his leadership and his efficient and systematic direction of Ford's current direction. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Ford Motor Company CEO Alex Trotman and His Management Skills

    A 5 page paper evaluating the leadership and management abilities of Ford Motor Company's CEO. Ford has always been a solid performer but never spectacular until Trotman's programs took firm hold. The 1997 profits of $6.9 billion not only is the highest in Ford's history, it also is the highest of any automaker ever. Trotman absolutely is proactive, as evidenced by the bold steps he has led Ford in making in his time there. Of course, Ford was successful before Trotman assumed his role of CEO, but much of the spectacular performance of recent times can be attributed directly to his leadership and his efficient and systematic direction of Ford's current direction. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • External Factors and Effects on Management Decisions

    This 5 page report discusses the ways in which external factors such as the economy, prices, socio-political atmosphere, competition, and much more, influence management decisions in business. Just as people do not operate independent of their peers, businesses and other organizations do not operate independently from the environment in which they exist. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • External Factors and Effects on Management Decisions

    This 5 page report discusses the ways in which external factors such as the economy, prices, socio-political atmosphere, competition, and much more, influence management decisions in business. Just as people do not operate independent of their peers, businesses and other organizations do not operate independently from the environment in which they exist. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Analysis and Observation of Sales Training

    An 8 page paper in which the writer reviews the training techniques, procedures, and overall style of a sales manager observed while teaching a new class of sales reps the 'ins and outs' of cold canvassing. Issues concerning sales pitching, handling common objections & rebuttals from customers, territory selection, and more are covered. The writer is particularly concerned with the way the sales manager appeals to the psychology of his team while offering colorful anecdotes and metaphors to maintain their interest throughout the entire class. The writer also accompanies this group on their first day in 'the field' and outlines their progress and productivity in selling-- under the manager's guidance. No bibliography.

  • Analysis and Observation of Sales Training

    An 8 page paper in which the writer reviews the training techniques, procedures, and overall style of a sales manager observed while teaching a new class of sales reps the 'ins and outs' of cold canvassing. Issues concerning sales pitching, handling common objections & rebuttals from customers, territory selection, and more are covered. The writer is particularly concerned with the way the sales manager appeals to the psychology of his team while offering colorful anecdotes and metaphors to maintain their interest throughout the entire class. The writer also accompanies this group on their first day in 'the field' and outlines their progress and productivity in selling-- under the manager's guidance. No bibliography.

  • Social and Professional Success Through the Management of Time

    A 10 page research paper on time management and its importance to the individual in today's fast-paced, production-orientated society. Steps necessary in the effective management of one's time are discussed including : task prioritization, planning, setting of deadlines, etc; Problems and obstacles to accomplishing such goals are explained as are ways to overcome them. Decision-making is of primary importance to this discussion. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Social and Professional Success Through the Management of Time

    A 10 page research paper on time management and its importance to the individual in today's fast-paced, production-orientated society. Steps necessary in the effective management of one's time are discussed including : task prioritization, planning, setting of deadlines, etc; Problems and obstacles to accomplishing such goals are explained as are ways to overcome them. Decision-making is of primary importance to this discussion. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Journal Article on Organizations and TQM Reviewed

    An 11 page critique of a journal article on TQM using other articles as a measure by which to critique it. There are several references available on the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM), and dozens with reports of how it "fails" in two-thirds of the attempts to implement it. Those companies unsuccessful in making TQM a foundation of their business most often have selected only a few of the principles of the entire TQM philosophy, however, choosing to attend to the mechanics of the philosophy rather than the underlying principles of attention to customers and employees. The paper includes a short glossary of terms. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Middle Managers and TQM Implementation Implications

    A 65 page paper discussing reasons for failure of TQM implementation, particularly as it applies to middle managers. The paper gives an overview of the approaches to TQM of Deming, Juran and Crosby, and focuses on Deming's 14 Points as the basis for properly-applied TQM practice. Deming's philosophy of management within the framework of TQM leaves no room for authoritarianism or autocracy; participative management is required if TQM implementation is to be successful in any firm of any size. The paper includes discussion of a mail survey identifying three middle-management attitudes toward TQM's potential effects on their jobs, including detailed descriptions of both observed and potential limitations of the study. It concludes that middle managers have legitimate fears that can be overcome with Deming's admonishment to invest in training and education of all employees, including the middle managers of which Deming himself made no mention. Bibliography lists 31 sources.

  • Marks and Spencer and Customer Value Management

    This 15 page paper investigates customer value management and customer value analysis and applies the concepts to the practices Marks and Spencer seem to implement and/or advocate. Examples of other businesses are also be offered for the purpose of demonstrating some of the concepts discussed. The essay concludes with recommendations for Marks and Spencer to further their competitive advantage through specific customer value management action steps. One graphic illustration is provided. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Case Study of Viacom and Its Media Industry Challenges

    A 6 page paper discussing information from a 1996 case study of Viacom. Viacom has become one of the country's largest provider of electronic entertainment since its creation in the mid-1980s in response to government anti-trust and deregulation pressures. Though by no means larger than most of its competitors, Viacom's solid base in all aspects of the entertainment industry ensures that it, or at least peices of it, will be able to sustain its formidable reputation as a market-share theif as the company gives each aspect the full attention of senior management. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Buckler Nonalcoholic Beer by Heineken

    A 10 page paper discussing marketing possibilities faced by Heineken in aiding the success of their nonalcoholic beer, Buckler. Heineken's overall goal is to be a European company headquartered in Amsterdam, rather than being a Dutch company that does business in Europe. Buckler has been available in France and Spain as well as the Netherlands since its launch, but Heineken has failed either to take advantage of the much larger markets of Germany and Great Britain, and also has failed to identify Buckler with Heineken. The company is well-respected, and it has taken the stance of throwing out Buckler as a stand-alone brand without benefit of identification with Heineken. The paper recommends that Heineken expand Buckler into Europe's two largest markets and give greater promotional freedom to the operating companies that produce and distribute the formulation. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Amsterdam's Geographical Environment

    This 8 page paper looks at the environment of Amsterdam and the surrounding area and assesses the potential long term effects of its geography. Recent studies are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Business Plan Writing Success

    A 10 page paper on the process of writing a business plan. A necessary tool for approaching either investors or lenders, a well-written business plan is also useful for helping keep a business on track and moving toward its stated goals. The business plan as a management tool helps the manager lead the business and avoid falling into the trap of finding that the company is leading the way, with everyone including management simply trying to keep up. The paper lists the specific sections needed in a well-written plan and the items that should be included in each. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Startup Plan for a Real Estate Business

    A 12 page business plan, the sections of which include: Executive Summary, company description, services plan, marketing plan, management plan and financial plan. Financials include breakeven analysis, 6-month cash flow and a balance sheet. The realty company has an arrangement with Bal Harbor complex to maintain offices on site, offer sales of Bal Harbor units and act as property manager for short-term vacation rentals. The company will be located on north Miami Beach Island within the Bal Harbor complex, a high-end condominium complex attractive to vacationing families of means, recent retirees and western European tourists (primarily from Germany).

  • Priceline.com's Promising Outlook

    A 5 page paper discussing the situation faced by the Internet's newest e-commerce darling. Priceline.com is growing in value to both buyers and sellers, and certainly to investors - its IPO price of $16 increased to $130 in two months of trading. Its early success with airline tickets indicates that founder Jay Walker's patented business process is a workable one, will lead to profits and is sustainable over time. Analysts believe that the addition of other product and service category will solidify the company as an ongoing and long-lasting business. Bibliography lists 8 sources. KSp-line.doc

  • A Potential Investory Appeal

    In this well-written, persuasive letter, the writer attempts to convince a wealthy businessman to put money into currency investing through a specific investor. The writer discusses a 'practice' fund setup in the recipient's name which had already evidenced in ability to yield impressive profits.

  • Moving Beyond Writer's Block

    A 10 page essay on writer's block. Written largely as a narrative, this paper gives examples of things that can cause a writer to 'get stuck,' and what they can do to get their 'creative juices' flowing once again. A number of insightful techniques are explained. Bibliography lists 6 supporting sources.

  • Slide Show Video Script

    Sold as 5 pages. This document contains a standard video script for a business presentation / slide show -- advertising a fictitious car with a special V-14 engine. Graphics, sound effects, etc.-- are all taken into account and written into the script.

  • Judicial Appeal for a Minimum Municipal Court Light Sentence

    In this well-argued letter, the writer appeals to the judge of a municipal court in the Northeastern United States to impose a minimum penalty upon their sibling-- who had been found guilty of a crime. Pointed out are the importance of the individual's background, family, etc;

  • Internet, Small Business, and Export Information

    A 5 page paper discussing some of the Internet-based services and information available to small business. Several years ago, there was great hope for the possibilities of direct Internet commerce, success in direct sales over the Internet has been elusive for most not involved with business-to-business transactions. Direct and international e-commerce is growing, and the Internet provides a wealth of information applicable to more standard methods of achieving 'international' status. It should be considered an integral part of establishing and maintaining relationships with foreign distributors and retailers. The paper discusses some of the specific sites offering export information to small business, such as that of Assist International. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Jon L. Pierce and John W. Newstrom's The Manager's Bookshelf

    A 5 page analysis of the book The Manager's Bookshelf: A Mosaic of Contemporary Views, edited by Jon L. Pierce and John W. Newstrom. In this book, the editors introduce the serious business student to roughly forty of the most recently published management books via essays summarizing the main points of the books. The result is a rich collage of multiple perspectives that cuts through the hype to give a concise understanding of the current thinking on management practices. No additional sources cited.

  • Sun Rize Fruit Drink Marketing

    11 pages in length. The writer discusses various marketing concerns in relation to the fictitious product Sun-Rize Fruit Drink. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Retail Department Store Chain Financial Director Responsibilities and Duties

    This 8 page report discusses the various aspects of work and management associated with the position of financial director of a large, multi-store, retail business. The finance director works to emphasize team building among her direct-report employees, as well as serving as the company's financial barometer regarding profit and loss and projected earnings for the company. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • L.L. Bean and Call Center Issues

    An 11 page paper discussing the advantages to information management of the computer-telephone integrated call center, including the implications brought by Internet protocol (IP) telephony. The customer-focused, automated call center provides a broad solution to many business dilemmas. It provides enhanced customer service that is automated and managed yet appears highly personal to the customer, and it can increase the company's competitive advantage with its customers. Information is tailored to the needs of the business, summarized for analysis and centralized for access. Per-seat call center costs have decreased so that its advantages are available to many more companies now than in the past. With L.L. Bean's commitment to superlative customer service and treating "customers like human beings," the call center provides solution for many of the issues facing L.L. Bean in the current climate of intense retail competition and the need for current and reliable information management. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Elements That Contribute to Employment Satisfaction

    This 5 page paper looks at the various elements which pertain to work satisfaction. The bulk of the paper reviews articles and studies on the topic. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • High Tech Industry and Failure of the Free Market

    An 8 page paper discussing the superficial "failure" of the free market concerning activity relative to US technological industries. The free market system has not "failed" those industries, but rather has been prevented from operating within them. The state of the US supercomputer industry provides an example of how protectionist trade policies have stifled competition and served to keep prices within the US artificially high. That we need new industrial policy concerning high-tech is certain. Also certain is that any such new policy needs to allow high-tech industries to operate under market forces. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Magnificent Disappointment by C. Mervyn Maxwell

    A 5 page analysis of Maxwell's book concerning the life of William Miller (1782-1849), an American farmer and Baptist preacher, who believed that the second coming of Christ was imminent and founded a movement based on his beliefs. No additional sources cited.

  • Athletic Shoes and the Factors of Concern in the Industry

    This 13 page report discusses issues of concern in the athletic footwear industry with a particular focus on the challenges and changing aspects of management that have made an impact on the industry. The past 20 to 30 years have seen numerous significant changes in the athletic footwear business. As lifestyles have become more informal and more active, athletic shoes have become far more acceptable in numerous social situations that, at one time, would have required far more 'proper' footwear. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • HRM, Flexibility and Fitness Strategies

    This 35 page report discusses the human resource management strategies that lead to improved organization effectiveness and productivity. The report focuses on the importance of any organization following a strategic model that depends on fit and flexibility with employees, in the marketplace, and in terms of innovation. Rather than viewing employees and employee development as a resource fundamentally similar to any other unit of production in the workplace, the organization must be able to fully utilize the unique and individual characteristics and strengths that individual workers offer. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Germany and the Marketing of Computer Hardware

    This 10 page report discusses marketing of computer hardware in Germany. Prices in Germany have been low, due to the fact that the market has a great deal of competition, with small local suppliers playing a role in this market. Computer 'supermarkets' have also had a great deal of success in selling personal computers inexpensively in Germany. However, numerous factors such as import/export regulations, the overall economy situation of Germany, exchange rate risk, transportation and other factors that have an impact on marketing and distribution are discussed. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Global Capitalism And Standard Requirement Issues

    5 pages in length. As multinational and global capitalism continues to develop, various global systems will become increasingly essential to its orderly progression. In order to meet these specific needs, it will become necessary to reorganize the manner by which many global standards address certain criteria with regard to structural content. The writer discusses how such global standards as currency, accounting, labor, corporate formation and the stock exchange represent integral components in the overall aspect of orderly progression; if not properly engaged, the concepts of multinational and global capitalism will not reach their full potential. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • An Analysis of the company Beachy Kites

    A 5 page paper forming a retail specialty kite store. Included in consideration are company background, mission, market analysis, description of products and financial requirements. Breakeven is seen to be the sale of 29 units monthly, and the store is shown as being profitable within four months of opening. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Workforce Effective Uses

    A 5 page proposal discussing alternatives to a company's current 5-day, 40-hour workweek. The paper discusses the experiences and findings of some other organizations, and concludes that flexible schedules and telecommuting would best fit the company's current needs. Further options such as flexible paid time off are mentioned as future alternatives. Job sharing is discussed, but is seen as something belonging more to the early days of changing schedules. Job sharing requires close planning on the part of the manager and the involved employees; the paper concludes that simply using a variety of part-time workers is a better alternative to job sharing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Discrimination Because of Age

    5 pages in length. Age discrimination has become more than a minor inconvenience throughout the twentieth century; indeed, the issue has become such a hot potato within the workplace that laws have been forced into existence as a means by which to address the problem. In order to help protect those who stand to be singled out and let go because of the unfairness of ageism, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was designed with the older employee in mind. The issue at hand is that companies are not willing to look beyond their aging workforce, choosing instead to push them out of the technological loop rather than attempting to incorporate them as valuable assets. The writer discusses the ADEA's influence upon age discrimination in the workplace. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Terra Statuary Investment

    A 5 page paper discussing the wisdom of investing in the company that at present holds great promise but no profits, and is located in a region of the world noted first for its pristine environment, but second for its bent toward political instability. Terra Statuary is located in the country of Terra Gloria, in Central America. The political environment is stable and favorable for development. The paper discusses the products and market, and also discusses exchange rates, inflation and interest rates. It ends with recommending that Terra Statuary is as sound an international investment as is probably possible to make. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • SoBeä Beverages' Marketing Plan

    A 5 page marketing plan for an existing product. SoBeä Beverages is a line of ready to serve drinks that spans the gap between soft drink and 'health food.' SoBeä capitalizes on the trend toward other flavors than traditional colas and lemon-limes in such products as their black tea, energy elixirs, cranberry-grapefruit combinations and others, but does so with the addition of herbal ingredients such as ginseng, ginkgo, guarana and echinacea. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Worldwide Environment and American Film Performers

    A 10 page paper which examines the impact of American films and performers on the global environment of world cinema. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • U.S. and Downsizing

    A 6 page paper discussing downsizng and its impact on the economy of the United States. Throughout much of the twentieth century, the American corporation has been considered to be a veritable bedrock of stability and security. Competition, globalization, and economic flux have all profoundly altered corporate America's relationship with employees, shareholders, communities, government, and society. The western half of the State of Michigan serves as an example of how downsizing has made employees, communities, and government agencies modify their approach to economic and workforce development. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Workplace Substance Abuse

    A 6 page research paper that examines the problem of substance abuse in the workplace and the cost that this entails in terms of reduced productivity and other costs to business and industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Competitive Pressures and the Response of Exxon

    A 5 page paper discussing Exxon's wooing of Saudi Arabia. The decade of the 1990s has been the decade of the merger, and for more than a year the world's largest merger has been underway, that of Exxon and Mobil. Exxon Corp. CEO Lee R. Raymond and Mobil Corp. CEO Lucio A. Noto are actively marketing the new company to the former and future oil powers of the mideast in the meantime. The entire industry is in flux as Asia becomes more important in the world oil market and as profits continue to decline along with world oil prices. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Business Law, Acquisitions, and Mergers

    This 8 page report discusses various factors associated with the legal processes of corporate mergers and/or acquisitions. Legal issues surrounding mergers and acquisitions generally require a comprehensive understanding of corporate, tax, liability and anti-trust law. Whether or not a particular merger is sanctioned by the government is dependent on the terms and manner in which the merger/acquisition plan is designed, packaged, and scheduled for implementation, as well as the final entity that the merger creates. Bibliography lists 6 sources. BWm&a.rtf

  • Wine Production in California

    This 8 page report discusses the wine production of California and the numerous reasons that California is the finest wine-producing region in the world. In the last 20 years American vineyards, especially those in California, have produced wines as good as or surpassing any in the world. The simple fact is that, especially in terms of vineyards, California is a miracle of nature. Its climate and soil, as well as the talents of its winemakers have made its products the new standard of excellence and creativity in wine. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Government Price Controls and Their Impact Upon the Pharmaceutical Industry

    5 pages in length. Marketing will become one of the primary focal points as a means by which the pharmaceutical industry can effectively overcome the barriers of government-imposed price controls. Business and marketing strategies for the pharmaceutical industry in general will reflect a need for simplicity and sensibility in order to effectively address major needs. The writer discusses the potential impact of government-imposed price controls upon the pharmaceutical industry. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Management Style of Bill Gates and Microsoft Corporation

    5 pages in length. Bill Gates does not like to lose, which is the primary motivation behind the type of management techniques he employs with his company, Microsoft. However, while the particular management style upon which Gates has relied has proved effective for the most part, it has also rendered the multi-billionaire untold headaches when it comes to addressing fair business tactics. The writer discusses how Gates' impenetrable business tactics have not only caused both his employees and the average consumer considerable grief, but how they have also created animosity between and among his competitors who cry foul to his allegedly underhanded strategy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Marketing Analysis of a Science Communication Journal

    A 12 page paper that presents a marketing analysis for a journal within the science communication field. This journal is unique because it has a number of target audiences, because it is a scholarly e-journal, and because it presents information regarding real world environmentalism, a relatively new field and one that is becoming increasingly more popular. The marketing analysis includes several subtopics that include but are not limited to: targeting positioning; customer satisfaction; competition analysis; customers and the 4Ps. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Analysis of Nike Inc.

    A 5 page paper that offers an analysis of this company. The paper begins with a short historical overview of Nike, selected financial data and market share, then moves on to discuss employee relations, including allegations of sweatshop conditions in Third World countries. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of Nike's advertising strategies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • United Kingdom's Ethnic Minorities and Management

    A 14 page paper which examines management in the workplace in the UK as it relates to ethnic minorities. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Oil Industry of Syria

    This 34 page paper considers the oil and Gas industry in Syria. The paper considers the development of the petroleum industry, the role and development pf OPEC, the impact on demand and process and the ability of Syria to play a part in the future demands for petroleum products. The paper ends with a PEST analysis of the Syrian petroleum industry. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Early Labor History in Three Strikes by Howard Zinn, Dana Frank, and Robin Kelley

    A 5 page analysis of the circumstances and meanings presented in the book by Howard Zinn, Dana Frank, and Robin Kelley. Broken into three major sections, each authored by either Zinn, Frank, or Kelley, this book details the bloody Colorado Coal Strike of 1913-1914, the Detroit Woolworth's Strike of 1937, and the New York Musicians Strike of 1936-1937. Although only the Detroit Woolworth Strike was won, these labor strikes will forever memorialize internal labor movement relations of the early half of the twentieth century. The author of this paper contends that the progress made in these strikes are directly applicable to the contemporary working environment as well. No additional sources are listed.

  • Competitive Advantage and Strategic HRM

    A 6 page paper. This essay begins with descriptions and definitions of human resource management and strategic human resource management. The writer then discuses why and how human resource departments can be a competitive advantage for their companies. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Business Impact of TQM

    This paper examines the concept of Total Quality Management, some of its history, and its impact on businesses. The paper examines two sides of TQM, the supporters and detractors. Bibligraphy lists 10 sources.

  • Overview of Management and Strategic Supply Chains

    This 5 page paper considers what is meant by supply chain management and how value may be added or costs reduced as a result of the correct management of the supply chain. The concept of value chains is included in the paper. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Tools of the Ryder Truck Leasing and Transport Trade

    A 13 page paper discussing some of the tools that Ryder employs to retain its position as industry leader in leasing and transport. The paper uses the example of Nortel Networks and its decision to outsource all its transport function to Ryder more than a decade ago. Ryder uses all the technological advances available to it, including automation of drivers’ records and GPS locators for total accountability. The conventional wisdom of the dot-com age is that everything must be “new” to be successful, but nearly all of those products being sold are being moved by truck. Ryder leasing and transport is moving a significant portion of them under contract to producers. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Organizational Conduct and ELearning Effects

    A 12 page paper. -learning is the fastest growing segment in education in education history and it continues to grow. Adopting E-learning/training methods and decreasing or eliminating traditional classroom training models represents a significant change for any organization. Since the research continues to support the effectiveness of E-training, more companies are changing to this technology. This report provides examples of companies and their successes, including ROI, data regarding the growth of E-training, and a general overview of E-learning in the corporate world. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • E-Commerce, Tax Revenues and Physical Stores

    An 8 page paper that addresses two specific questions: What impact does e-commerce have on brick-and-mortar stores? What impact does e-commerce have on sales tax revenues for cities and states? Everyone knows that e-commerce sales are still increasing exponentially. Some analysts argue this trend will only get stronger and will eventually force physical stores to close while others argue that e-commerce, at least in terms of the average consumer, will dwindle and die. Neither argument is valid. This essay discusses the effects of e-commerce and how it can be complementary to physical stores, not a substitute. A discussion regarding the reported loss of sales taxes for cities and states presents some interesting data. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Manufacturing and Management

    A 5 page paper. The writer responds to a student-supplied statement regarding management by defining and describing management, the primary functions of management, a brief overview of management philosophies, and a discussion of motivation with concluding comments. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Factors for a Successful MSS

    This 8 page paper considers what it is that makes a successful MSS. The writer argues that the key is matching the right system with the scenario in which it will be used. The writer considers different systems and different usages. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Human Resources Management - The Trade Offs

    This 15 page paper considers the way that many trade-offs are necessary in human resource management departments. The writer considers this in the facilitating of competitiveness, training and development, motivation and the legal necessaries. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Literature Review of Internet Survey Research

    7 pages in length. Internet survey research is one of myriad up-and-coming methods for companies to acquire the critical public feedback needed for product satisfaction and development. Issues pertaining to this particular survey research approach are vast, indeed, given the still unknown legal ramifications of such; however, one that stands out as quite important is that of copyright concern. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Leadership and Project Management

    A 5 page paper. The overwhelming majority of projects fail for one reason or another. They don't have to fail, however. This paper discusses the management and leadership qualities that re needed to bring projects to a successful completion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Organizations, Six Sigma, and Total Quality Management

    9 pages. This paper explains both Total Quality Management and Six Sigma Quality Management in the organization. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Workers' Compensation and America's Federal Law

    An 8 page discussion of various federal laws which impact working compensation. Included in the discussion is a brief overview of the Coal Miners Compensation Laws (Black Lung Benefits Act), the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act, and the Disabilities Act of 1990. The primary emphasis of this paper, however, is on the Worker’s Compensation Act. The author emphasizes that while some of these laws receive a considerable degree of criticism, they are a necessary and appreciated part of the American work place. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Organizational Teamwork

    5 pages. There is a distinct correlation between effective work groups and increased bottom line performance. Through the literature review in this paper that effectiveness will be shown as to how it works and why. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Demand Forecasting and Xerox

    A 5 page paper that provides an brief discussion of how companies forecast demands. The benefits of using simple rather than complex methodologies is discussed. The methods mentioned include smoothing and moving averages. The software program Xerox actually uses is described. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Developing a New Product

    This 20 page paper considers the development and strategy formation for the launch of a new product. The example use is an electronic book, but may be any consumer product. The writer examines issues such as identifying the market, mission statements, market segments, financial targets and budgets, copyright and patent protection, perceptual mapping, conjoint analysis and market testing. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Environmental Issues and Role of Accountants

    A 5 page paper. The questions posed are: Should accountants become more proactive in environmental issues? and Should auditors become more proactive in environmental issues beyond reporting? And, if so, what role should either play? The writer discuses the primary role of fiscal auditors and responds to the question. The writer then illustrates what steps accountants might take to be more proactively involved. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Berth Allocation and Container Yard Management

    A 13 page paper discussing these two activities in light of the changes that are now underway. The process of shipping and transferring cargo is as old as the Phoenician civilization, but the advent of automation and container shipping has brought shipping and cargo management to the brink of change on the order that it has not seen for decades. Shippers can be certain that container yard management and berth allocation both will step up several notches in sophistication, gaining greater efficiencies for shipping lines, manufacturers and port authorities. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Coca Cola Out of the Slump

    A 5 page paper. The Coca-Cola Corporation has just come out of a two-year slump that saw its revenues and stock plummet. This paper discusses this slump and also where there are growth opportunities for Coca-Cola. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Management Function as it Respects Behavior

    A 5 page paper discussing management’s role in effecting employee behavioral change. Business has changed dramatically over the past several years, but the four functions of management - planning, leading, controlling and organizing – have retained their applicability to today’s organizations. Changes in plans that the organization makes for itself can create the need for altering the behavior of employees. It is behavior intervention that is discussed here. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ernesto Che Guevara's Leadership Characteristics

    A 10 page paper discussing the management style and motivations of the medical doctor that was so important in the development and continuation of Marxist influences in Latin America. A committed opponent of capitalism and the US, Guevara exhibited many of the same characteristics that can be found in the leadership of Southwest Airline’s Herb Kelleher, another charismatic leader. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Problem Solving and SSM

    5 pages in length. Ralph Johnson, quoted in Jackson's "Software Requirements & Specifications: A lexicon of Practice: Principles and Prejudices," said: "We have a tendency to focus on the solution, in large part because it is easier to notice a pattern in the systems that we build than it is to see the pattern in the problems we are solving." When analyzing this passage as it relates to Peter Checkland's soft system methodology (SSM), it is relatively easy to understand why there is such a tremendous discrepancy in the approach to problem/solution equations. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Management Challenges of Coca Cola

    A 6 page paper that discusses some of the many challenges this corporation has faced in the last several years. Revenues have declined steadily while more resources have been poured into markets, sometimes declining markets. Decisions have been made that were strategically unsound and that reflected poor asset management and allocation. These are some of the issues discussed in this essay. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Syria's Gas and Oil Industries

    A 5 page paper discussing the state of the industry in Syria, a middle-tier oil producer. The oil and gas industry in Syria is in a state that most of the rest of the world fails to understand can exist in the Middle East. The country faces declining reserves of oil, and faces the prospect of potentially becoming an oil importer within the current decade. The paper examines the industry in terms of Porter’s Five Forces. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Environmental Changes and HR Planning

    A 5 page paper that discusses this statement: "The external environment changes so quickly that human resource planning is practically impossible." The writer asserts that it is even more important for human resource departments to engage in planning in rapidly changing environments. The importance of strategic planning is discussed and the tragedies of September 11 are used as examples to illustrate the critical need for different kinds of planning. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Ford Motor Company's Management Issues

    A 5 page paper that discusses management issues at Ford Motor Company. This corporation has had a number of harassment and discrimination charges brought against it and in most cases, the plaintiffs won. This would suggest that human resource management is not very effective. The issues are discussed in terms of lost productivity. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Management Theory and Microsoft, Inc.

    A 15 page paper providing an overview of Microsoft's evolution over the years, applying management theories such as those of contingency, leader member exchange, path-goal and other current theories. The success of Microsoft has not lay with its products so much as it has with its management and dogged determination not to quit. Microsoft products may have made us all groan over the past generation, but the company stands as the example of management theory put into astute practice. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Defining and Managing Diversity in the Workplace

    A 12 page paper. Today's workforce is diverse. That is a fact. The definition of diversity is broad and includes: age, gender, race, ethnicity, education, knowledge, experience, background, sexual orientation, culture, and whatever other factors affect how a person works and how a group works together. This essay begins by defining diversity. A discussion of the benefits of a diverse workforce is next, followed by a lengthy discussion on managing a diverse workforce. Examples of how some companies have successfully managed a diverse workforce and the benefits of their efforts, such as increased profits. Principles of managing a diverse workforce are included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Ford Motor Company and Incidences of Harassment and Discrimination

    A 12 page paper. This essay discusses the issues of discrimination and harassment at Ford Motor Company. The company has had charges brought against it numerous times in the last several years that include racial, gender and age discrimination, racial and sexual harassment, and reverse discrimination. This essay discusses these cases and their outcomes. The writer comments on Ford's lack of improvement despite huge settlements awarded to employees. The writer also offers recommendations for the company to change the apparent discrimination in the work environment. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Business and the Impacts of the SEC and Antitrust Laws

    A 10 page paper that provides an excellent overview of the antitrust laws in the United States, beginning with the Sherman Act of 1890 and going through the International Antitrust Enforcement Assistance Act of 1994. The Securities and Exchange Commission is then explained, beginning with the Securities Act of 1933 and including what the purpose of the SEC is and what they control. The impact of both antitrust laws and the SEC on businesses is then discussed, and includes two examples that involved Nike Corporation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Science and Art of Management

    This 8 page paper explores management paradigms along with the debate of management being science or art. This paper concludes that it can and should be both. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Overview of Knowledge Management

    This 20 page paper provides a comprehensive overview of knowledge management. The concept is defined and a number of sub-topics such as digital assets management, handling of human resources and organizational management in general are discussed. Protection of digital assets with the use of firewalls and other tools is also discussed. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Portugal, the United States, and Business Law

    This 8 page paper considers the way in which business law in both of these countries is similar and also how it differs, including the cultural influences. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Portugal, the United States, and Business Law

    This 8 page paper considers the way in which business law in both of these countries is similar and also how it differs, including the cultural influences. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Management Style and Microsoft Corporation

    This paper examines the management style of Microsoft, Inc., and determines how that style has led to the company's success. Under discussion are topics including employee recruitment and maintenance and missions and goals. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Technology and Application of Rapid Prototyping

    An 18 page paper discussing changes in design for manufacturing. Prototyping increasingly translates not to the production of a physical sample, but to solid assessment for manufacturability and product function in a fully virtual environment. The key is to speed the process between design and market to the shortest cycle length possible. Several manufacturing and supply chain changes have been instrumental in contributing to this shortened cycle; rapid prototyping is one of the most significant on the list. Despite all the changes seen only within the past decade, it is likely that the coming ten years will provide even further refinements and usefulness. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Theories on Motivation and Management

    A 4 page paper noting that management of engineers is nearly as notorious as management of programmers. Both are technically sound and know where it is that their efforts need to take them, but may have a lack of business or management knowledge that can allow them either to be managed effectively or to manage others effectively. The paper discusses the theories of Blanchard, Maslow, Herzberg and McGregor, as well as the origin of the “Hawthorne effect.” Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • MetLife Management

    A 5 page paper assessing MetLife’s management and marketing in terms of its strategy for the future. This old company went public in 2001 and now focuses on banking and total financial planning as well as life and health insurance. It seeks to be relevant to customers’ lives in the present, rather than being important only at some time in the future. The paper discusses the composition of the Board of Directors, actions by CEO Robert H. Benmosehe to effect the changes at MetLife, as well as the company’s marketing philosophy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Struggling Airborne Express Solution

    This 4 page paper looks at the problems endured by Airborne Express. A proposed solution involves revamping insurance and pension plans. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Research Proposal on a Rental Equipment Business's Management Information Systems

    This 10 page paper is a research proposal for a project to study the use of information system in the rental trade. This is a proposal that outlines the questions, undertakes a brief literature reviews before outlining a methodology and a time plan to undertake the project. The bibliography cities 9 sources.

  • Research Proposal on a Rental Equipment Business's Management Information Systems

    This 10 page paper is a research proposal for a project to study the use of information system in the rental trade. This is a proposal that outlines the questions, undertakes a brief literature reviews before outlining a methodology and a time plan to undertake the project. The bibliography cities 9 sources.

  • Regina Vacuums and Quality Issues

    A 5 page paper examining the results of allowing poor quality to bankrupt what formerly had been the fourth-largest North American producer of vacuum cleaners. The paper concludes that it likely will be in Philips’ best interests to undertake a marketing campaign acknowledging former problems and proclaiming new ownership of Regina. Philips needs to inform consumers that none of the old management remains in place and that Regina vacuums now are produced in a modern factory with “built in” safeguards against poor quality. Finally, it needs to “put its money where its mouth is,” and offer a highly attractive guarantee of the product. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Consumption and Human Behavior

    This 5 page paper considers the similarities and differences in human behaviour sciences and the studies of consumer behaviour. The paper then consider to what extent all human behaviour may be seen as consumerist. The bibliography cites 6 sources

  • Marketing and Ethics

    An 8 page paper. Is the phrase "ethical marketing" an oxymoron? Ethics in marketing have evolved over decades but it was not until the 1980s that an emphasis on ethics began to appear in the literature. The literature notes that from the 1940s until the 1980s, the rule of thumb in marketing was caveat emptor. It still is in many ways but there are more marketers trying to follow ethical practices in today's society. This paper provides examples of unethical practices, a brief overview of the evolution of ethics in marketing and discusses the American Marketing Association's Code of Ethics. Ethics are discussed in terms of marketing research, advertisements, pricing and availability, among other things. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Marketing and Ethics

    An 8 page paper. Is the phrase "ethical marketing" an oxymoron? Ethics in marketing have evolved over decades but it was not until the 1980s that an emphasis on ethics began to appear in the literature. The literature notes that from the 1940s until the 1980s, the rule of thumb in marketing was caveat emptor. It still is in many ways but there are more marketers trying to follow ethical practices in today's society. This paper provides examples of unethical practices, a brief overview of the evolution of ethics in marketing and discusses the American Marketing Association's Code of Ethics. Ethics are discussed in terms of marketing research, advertisements, pricing and availability, among other things. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • HRM and Staffing

    11 pages in length. Staffing a company with competent, thorough and self-motivating people is a constant struggle for contemporary Human Resources departments; finding qualified employees who are not only knowledgeable but also personable and of the teamwork mindset is almost as difficult as finding that proverbial needle in a haystack. Today's work ethic is severely compromised compared with fifty years ago when doing a good job was as much of a satisfaction as earning a week's pay. People actually took pride in their work and would not consider giving less than one hundred percent effort. The contemporary workforce, however, is filled with self-absorbed individuals who approach a job with the attitude of "What's in it for me?," leaving HR departments frustrated with the lack of fortitude in today's workforce. However, there are ways to address a situation where perhaps the most perfect candidate has not filled the position, enabling HR managers to mold and guide their staff with communication, solid leadership and an interactive environment to the point where a cohesive alliance is developed. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Product, Service, and Process Quality Management

    This 7-page paper focuses on various aspects of total quality management including customer service and quality planning, measurement and improvement. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Development of Digital Rights Management

    A 12 page paper discussing the present state of development of this technology. Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a proactive approach to protecting intellectual property that exists in digital – i.e., downloadable – form. National and international copyright protection has been found not to be enough to protect the rights of those owning rights to intellectual property. The entertainment and software industries particularly have been adversely affected by individuals’ abilities to appropriate content for their own use (or worse, for sale to others) without paying developers or providers for the benefit they receive from the products. DRM is an emerging technology that seeks to rectify that situation, at least in part. The paper discusses Intuit’s use of DRM protection in TurboTax® and Microsoft’s proposed Palladium product. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Nursing Leadership Examined

    A 10 page paper that identifies an effective nurse leader; discusses several points of leadership theory as it applies to nursing; and ends with the writer comparing her own nursing leadership skills to those of the identified effective leader. The identified leader holds a vice president position and some differences can be attributed to the differences in administrative level, but “people” issues remain the same regardless of what level the leader occupies in the organization. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • GM's Hybrid Car Crown Victoria and Marketing

    A 5 page paper discussing external issues in marketing a hybrid car resulting from a fictitious alliance between Ford and GM. Here, Ford and GM have collaborated in an alliance to produce and market a hybrid car, one that has been a standby in the Ford product line for decades. In past years, Ford has been highly successful in profitably producing and selling trucks of all types, including its popular sports utility vehicle (SUV) lines. It has performed dismally in selling passenger cars, however. GM’s hybrid fuel system will be used in the new product, giving it fuel efficiency not possible in SUVs yet providing families with enough space for children and all their sports gear too. The alliance can present the hybrid as providing the best of all conditions for the traveling family, whether they are traveling across the country or across town. The alliance should focus on greater perceived safety; greater fuel efficiency and environmental responsibility; and the ability for the family to take only one vehicle when traveling together. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • GM's Hybrid Car Crown Victoria and Marketing

    A 5 page paper discussing external issues in marketing a hybrid car resulting from a fictitious alliance between Ford and GM. Here, Ford and GM have collaborated in an alliance to produce and market a hybrid car, one that has been a standby in the Ford product line for decades. In past years, Ford has been highly successful in profitably producing and selling trucks of all types, including its popular sports utility vehicle (SUV) lines. It has performed dismally in selling passenger cars, however. GM’s hybrid fuel system will be used in the new product, giving it fuel efficiency not possible in SUVs yet providing families with enough space for children and all their sports gear too. The alliance can present the hybrid as providing the best of all conditions for the traveling family, whether they are traveling across the country or across town. The alliance should focus on greater perceived safety; greater fuel efficiency and environmental responsibility; and the ability for the family to take only one vehicle when traveling together. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Transformational Leadership Example of U.S. Hockey Coach Herb Brooks

    This 4 page report discusses Herb Brooks, who was the coach of the U.S. Olympics hockey team and the “architect” of the “miracle on ice” at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. That miracle was the triumph of a relatively inexperienced (at least in terms of the “big leagues”) group of college hockey players who took on the mighty hockey team of the Soviet Union . . . and won. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Wage Disputes, Collective Bargaining and the 1994 MLB Strike

    This 4 page report discusses the strike that took place in Major League Baseball in the 1994-95 season. Collective bargaining in professional sports is a relatively new concept. It has only been a factor in professional team sports for approximately the last thirty years. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Effective Management of a Luxury Hotel

    An 8 page paper that discusses a number of issues related to effectively managing a hotel. The writer reports research that described the best-managed hotels in the industry, including some of the practices that make them so successful. Research about the discrepancy between employees' perception of the effectiveness of their manager and the manager's perception. The practices of one upscale hotel are described. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Marketing the Visiting Nurse Association

    This 10-page paper examines the Visiting Nurse Association, its services and how it uses marketing practices. Also included is a literature review about how non-profit organizations market their services and raise funds. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Comparison of Management Practices and Employment Culture Between Germany and the United States

    This 3 page paper examines the differences between management practices, corporate culture and the employment relationship in Germany and the US. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • A Strategic Management Overview

    This 55-page paper provides an overview and background of strategic management. Topics discussed are the various approaches to and theories for strategic management, as well as case studies documenting actual strategic management processes. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • A Strategic Management Overview

    This 55-page paper provides an overview and background of strategic management. Topics discussed are the various approaches to and theories for strategic management, as well as case studies documenting actual strategic management processes. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Supply Chain Management and Radio Frequency Identification Tags

    A 15 page paper. Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are tiny, miniscule microchips that promise to reshape and revolutionize supply chain management. Since effective supply chain management means knowing where every item is located at any given time, RFID could just accomplish the goal. This essay provides background information on the person who initiated the idea for RFID tags. The technology of radio frequency identification is explained. The essay then comprehensively discusses what RFID can do and how it does it. RFID tags are briefly compared to bar codes. The advantages and benefits of the technology in terms of supply chain management are discussed. Companies that are already using RFID tags are identified and how they are using them. Bibliography lists 12 sources. PGrfid.rtf

  • Management Challenges

    A 3 page paper outlining the organization’s primary tasks and defining the challenges that each presents to management. Management’s primary goal is to maximize shareholder value. This is the goal of the corporation, and all other activities ultimately contribute to achieving and maintaining this goal. In the process, management needs to attend to issues of financial success, marketing, building and maintaining and stable workforce and positively contributing to the communities in which it operates. Operating under the premises of the triple bottom line can assist management in meeting these challenges. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Real Estate and IRS Customer Quality Control Survey

    A 6 page paper comparing quality control in the public and private sector. Quality control takes various forms depending on the industry, the organization’s business, market or other factors affecting the organization. It involves the same processes, however. The purpose here is to identify a quality control process common to two very different industries – the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the real estate industry – and to compare how the process is used in each. The process selected is that of surveying customers to gauge customer satisfaction. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Advertising and the Internet

    An 8 page overview of the world transition toward Internet-based advertising. This paper emphasizes the low cost and tremendous effectiveness of the media in capitalizing on the public’s growing tendency to turn to the Internet to research their buying interests. The author emphasizes as well, however, that despite the technological distinction of the Internet, many of the same marketing ploys are necessitated in this new medium as were necessitated by more traditional advertising campaigns. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Strategy and Change Management

    This 8-page paper discusses the process of change strategy and what corporations can expect when implementing it. Also discussed is the classic approach to developing and implementing a strategic plan. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Small Law Firm Management Improvements

    A 4 page paper that begins with a brief description of the scenario. A strategic planning approach will be used to change the management of this firm. Strategic planning is discussed, including comments on how law firms have used this approach in the past. The writer suggests that this company adopt the learning organizational design as their design. The issues of employee morale and motivation are discussed, using Maslow's hierarchy as the basis for improving these factors. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • History of U.S. Sexual Harassment Legislation

    This 8 page paper provides a comprehensive history and background of the sexual harassment laws in the United States. The essay begins by reporting how and when the term sexual harassment was coined and the fact that the issue is not a new one. At least one author has traced serious incidents of sexual harassment to the 1800s. A chronology of the most important acts and laws regarding sexual harassment is included, beginning with the 1964 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that also created the EEOC. The legal definition of sexual harassment is included along with the evolution of the concept over the years. The two specific types of sexual harassment are explained. An overview of two specific cases, Ford Motor Company and Lutheran Medical Center in New York is included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Financial Risk Management

    This 10 page paper considers why companies should manage financial risk. The paper considers this in terms of firm survival and also the way in which responsibilities exist to shareholders and other stakeholders. The paper considers how lack of financial risk management may create a scenario for failure, even where business is good. The paper also considers the role of opportunity risks and how this reflects in financial risk management. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Case Study of Precision Systems, Incorporated

    This 5-page paper involves a case study of Precision Systems, Inc. and how its order department attempts to implement TQM.

  • The Functions of Upper Management

    This 13 page paper considers the role of top management. The paper discusses the statement that “the key function of top management is to establish a strategic vision, mobilise support, generate enthusiasm for change, organise resources and channel effort and energies towards agreed objectives”. The paper discusses this statement with regard to the British National Health Service (NHS), a public body. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Wireless Industry Overview and ATandT

    This 15-page paper offers an analysis of the wireless industry and the part AT&T Wireless plays in it. Topics discussed include an overview of the U.S. economy, an overview of the wireless industry from the perspective of Porter's Five Forces and an analysis of AT&T Wireless, its background and competitive strategy. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • 'Dumping' and Exports of German Steel

    A 5 page research paper that examines German exports of steel products to the US, which has been a greatly contested area of trade between these two countries. The US Commerce Department has accused Germany of "dumping" steel products onto the US market. However, while many view this as an unfair trade practice, a subsequent ruling against penalties indicates the complexity of this issue. An examination of US/German steel trade shows that this area of foreign trade has been on shaky ground for some time. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Analysis of Opening an NYC Sports Bar

    This 10-page paper discusses factors to consider when opening a sports bar in New York City. Topics include marketing, competition, facilities and inventory management, customer service and exit strategies.

  • Analysis of the Property, Casualty, and Automobile Insurance Industries

    This 20-page paper attempts to provide an outline of the property, casualty and auto insurance industry, focusing mainly on Progressive Insurance. Also discussed are financial information and competition. Charts are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Meta Analysis and Choices in Research

    This 10 page paper considers the different type of research data and various ways of analysing that data along with the results that may be gained. After considering triangulation the paper advises the use of meta-analysis for an example research project. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Case Study of JK Potter Supermarket

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. The case concerns a supermarket in the UK which is looking at ho to make use of the data it has regarding consumer habits. The use of a data warehouse has been taken up. The paper looks at how thee data can be tuned into information and then knowledge. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Operations Management Concepts

    This 11 page paper considers different aspects of operations management, looking at the importance and value of competitive advantages though cost, quality and service, the importance of forecasting, strategic decision making, planning and monitoring. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Foreign Direct Investment in Japan Proposal

    An 8 page paper. Japan has become more open to foreign direct investment in the last few years. The government is beginning to view FDI as something that can help their economy by creating jobs. This essay is a proposal for Starbucks to enter Japan. The essay discusses barriers and some of the changes the Japanese government is trying to make. An overview of Starbuck's is included including their marketing mix and their criteria for selecting partners. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • New Athletic Shoes Line Creation

    A 6 page marketing plan for a new line of athletic shoes. The explosion of involvement of women in both organized and casual sports is a trend that the established brands missed along the way; Nike at least now is working to rectify its slight of women. This provides an opportunity for a totally new brand and company, one that can provide styles for all feet but highlight women’s lines. The base product will be a new running shoe. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • New Athletic Shoes Line Creation

    A 6 page marketing plan for a new line of athletic shoes. The explosion of involvement of women in both organized and casual sports is a trend that the established brands missed along the way; Nike at least now is working to rectify its slight of women. This provides an opportunity for a totally new brand and company, one that can provide styles for all feet but highlight women’s lines. The base product will be a new running shoe. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • United Kingdom's Mobile Phone Industry

    This 9 page paper examines the mobile phone service sector in the UK. This sector is dominated by four providers; Vodafone, O2, T Mobile and Orange. The paper looks a the current state of the industry and the companies within the industry, influences that are or may be felt and the way companies compete. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Business Management

    This 3 page annotated bibliography includes three books and two journal articles regarding business management practices. This is suitable for topics related to downsizing, cost cutting and increasing the profitability of a firm. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Student Submitted Case Study on ILI

    This 4 page paper examines the case study of ILI supplied by the student, the case concerns an early internet auction company. The paper explains and examines the strategy being used by the company.

  • Cinema Industry of Great Britain

    This 12 page paper examines the state of the British film industry and the different influences. The paper starts with a PEST analysis looking at the political, economic, social and technological influences in the film industry in the UK. The paper then looks at the determinants of demand, the strategies for a company entering this market and the potential need to use 'efficiency wages'. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • ISO 9000 and TQM

    This 14 page paper looks at the concepts and original ideas behind Total Quality Management, TQM, as it originated in the 1950's and then looks at the ISO 9000 framework, the motivation for using it and the impact it has on a business. The paper argues that they are similar tools which have similar results. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Mergers and Value Creation

    This 8 page paper considers how a merger can create value, and the difficulties that it may face, Using the example of the merger/acquisition of Chrysler by Daimler Benz and the problems that were encountered as well as the potential for value to be added. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • UK Gender Discrimination

    A 12 page paper. The gender pay gap in the UK is the widest of any country in the European Union. About 30 percent of managers and administrators in the country are women but they are concentrated at the lowest levels of management. Further, they are paid 24 percent less than male counterparts. This essay explores the issue of gender discrimination in the workplace and the very real glass ceiling that exists. The writer provides the core elements of the law and reports the lack of significant changes in more than three decades. The essay also provides suggestions for eliminating gender discrimination. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Comparing Various Programs of Project Management

    A 12 page paper. Project management is an important field in both the public and private sectors. This importance is evidenced by the fact that there are so many college/university programs specifically for project management. With an emphasis on the United Kingdom, more than 8 programs for masters degrees or certificates in project management are described. These include three in the U.S. and the rest either Online or in the UK. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Target, Sears, and Wal Mart Macroeconomic Forecasts

    A 4 page paper discussing forecasts for these companies 2004-2006 in terms of macroeconomic factors. Of course the macroeconomic environment plays a huge role in retailers’ success, but then so do those who establish and then implement policy and goals. Sears and Target are not entirely equal with Wal-Mart in terms of buying power, but they have the necessary management tools that could place them on more equal footing with the retail giant. What management does with the opportunities before it depends less on having ready cash than it does on practicing sound management. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Student Supplied Case Study on PRODEM FFP Banking Services in Bolivia

    This 4 page paper considers a case study supplied by the student; PRODEM FFP a company supplying banking services to the low income sector in Bolivia. The paper examines the strategy that has been used to compete and create competitive advantages, the longevity of this strategy and why it is so effective. The second part of the paper considers the future of this strategy, along with the opportunities and threats to PRODRUM FFP.

  • BPR, and TQM in Information Systems

    A 19 page paper, expanding on the 16-page version of the same name. This version adds an outline and an expanded conclusion, and updates the bibliography to current APA 5th edition. Otherwise, the paper remains focused on TQM and BPR initiatives as they apply to IS. In business and in reality, the bottom line is nearly all-important in the business environment of today that is approaching a hyper-competitive state. The lessons from TQM and BPR that apply to IS are that IS must be an asset in contributing to the organization's efforts to enhance and then maintain its competitive advantage, and that there are varied organizational, management and technological factors associated the IS as an agent of business strategy that cannot be ignored. Change is integral to both TQM and BPR, and change is one of the most difficult accommodations that IS can make for the organization. Nonetheless, meaningful and useful change must be managed and allowed to occur. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Chage Management and Diversity

    This 13-page paper discusses diversity (particularly in the United Kingdom) and how to initiate diversity in the workforce. Topics under discussion include how to strategically implement diversity plans. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Chage Management and Diversity

    This 13-page paper discusses diversity (particularly in the United Kingdom) and how to initiate diversity in the workforce. Topics under discussion include how to strategically implement diversity plans. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • United Kingdom Workforce Diversity Management

    A 12 page paper. Diversity is a fact of life in today's world. This essay provides data regarding ethnic minorities in the UK and discusses the drivers for workplace diversity, such as legal and social. The Race Relations Act 1976, amended in 2000 and again in 2003 is discusses as is the European Union Race Directive of 2000. The benefits of a diverse workforce are discussed with examples. Two specific companies and their strategies for managing diversity are reported. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Concessions and Sports Management

    This 14-page paper covers questions pertaining to food and drink management inside of a sports venue. Topics discussed include the customer, costs of owning and operating concession stands and how one actually gets in to sell the product. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Short Term Change Management and Boeing's 7E7 Dreamliner

    This 6-page paper discusses short-term change management in conjunction with the Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Cellular Telephone Services and Optimal Pricing Plans

    A 12 page paper providing a proposal for research into customers’ perceptions of the value of their cellular telephone service. Competition is so very intense in the industry that the service provider able to operate at optimum pricing levels likely will gain competitive advantage over other competitors. As price pressures increase, profit margins will become even tighter than they are at present. It is in this range of operation that sound and astute management provides the greatest benefit, and where optimum pricing can provide competitive advantage. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Marketing Feasibility of Natural and Organic Food Products

    A 6 page paper discussing the launch of a new product line specializing in natural and organic origins. Del Monte Foods seeks to establish its Organ-A-Farms line of organic and natural food products packaged for and marketed to the mass market. The company can emphasize natural products and corporate social responsibility (CSR) as part of its public communications and relations messages. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Controlling Workplace Internet Usage Through Planning

    This 5 page paper focuses on problems of Internet usage in the workplace. Aside from the problems, a plan is provide that is related to how a company can balance security with privacy issues. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Team Building Through a Virtual Team Experience

    A 5 page paper providing an account of the process of team building that an actual team provides as a result of a one-week team project in a virtual, academic setting. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 3 Terms of Project Management

    A 4 page paper that defines and discusses three specific terms associated with project management: control points, earned value analysis and risk management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 3 Companies and Their Styles of Management

    A 4 page paper discussing management changes and philosophy of DaimlerChrysler; Sunbeam under “Chainsaw Al” Dunlap; and Harley-Davidson under Rich Teerlink. The ultimate point seen is that more people-oriented management is the better choice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Crisis and Risk Management Nexus

    This 6 page report discusses the nexus or connection that exists between security and facility managers and why a post-incident investigation would learn more from a successfully managed crisis than from one which was poorly managed. The connection or the link, the nexus, between risk and crisis management is one that requires that managers understand just how bad a situation can be. The problem is that an emergency or crisis can be anything from an unexpected financial set-back, a natural disaster such as a flood or an earthquake, the malfeasance of a company employee. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Questions on Information Technology and Management Supply

    A 10 page paper answering 6 questions about supply chain management; JIT; ERP; EDI and accounting. The paper contains diagrams for the supply chain of two manufacturers and a university. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Increased Corporate Governance Effects Assessment

    A 15 page proposal for studying this topic. Nations and organizations throughout the world are more aware of the need for greater corporate governance, and many have taken or are considering alterations to standards that could increase corporate responsibility and compliance in financial reporting. What remains unclear is how some of the proposed and realized changes may affect business operation. The study proposed here seeks to determine how accounting and auditing standards may be affected by these changes. Bibliography lists 31 sources.

  • Marketing Strategies for Coca Cola

    A 10 page paper. The Coca-Cola Company has been the world's largest producer of carbonated soft drinks for many years. It holds that position through diversification, development of new products, creating new markets, and market penetration. This essay reports and discusses the company's marketing mix, how they target niche markets, and how they position the company. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Domestic and Global Security Management

    A 15 page paper that presents a study proposal. The paper includes: a statement of the problem, the significance of the problem, purpose of the study, literature review, research questions and methodology. The problem is that security classes are not included in all organizational leadership programs and this kind of class should be included because managers at all levels are being asked to be responsible for security. The literature review presented provides the justification for including such a course. September 11, 2001, combined with hundreds of terrorist attacks across the world have taught us that certain fanatics will stop at nothing to kill and destroy. Companies and organizations face threats today that are new and more complex. Examples of how some companies responded in terms of security upgrades are included. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Comparative Strategic HR Management Between Southwest and Ansett Airlines

    11 pages in length. According to Mathis and Jackson (2000), the challenges of HRM are both vast and ongoing; the environment HR management must face on a daily basis is such "because changes are occurring rapidly across a wide range of issues" (p. 1). Examining two prominent airline companies and the manner by which they have addressed their respective HR challenges provides the student with grounds for comparison between two very different success outcomes in the same industry. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • An Organizational Transition Analysis

    This 10 page paper relies on a case study of an organization submitted by a student. In the analysis, systems theory is used. Corporate culture is discussed as well. The change involved in the case study is related to the integration of systems. How it may be accomplished, what obstacles are expected and cost factors are all discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Case Study of The Frigidaire Company

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. In 1996, Frigidaire introduced a new front-loading washing machine, the only real innovation in the industry in many years. Sales were more than 30 percent below projections. The essay provides a brief background, problem statement and analysis, key facts in the case, alternative solutions, recommended solution and implementation using the 4 Ps marketing mix. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Analyzing a Security Guard Company

    A 4 page paper. The security guard industry is one that is highly fragmented with more than 10,000 companies. This essay provides a SWOT analysis of one company, Command Security Corporation. The analysis attests to the company's adaptability, strong fiscal position and the challenges it has faced as well as trends in the industry. Statistical data included.

  • Oprah Winfrey's Management Style

    This 8-page paper focuses on management style portrayed by Oprah Winfrey in her business; as well as the positives and negatives of her style. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Utilizing a Learning Contract Within an Academic Setting

    This 12 page paper considers how a learning contract may be developed. This examines the proposed project background, how the project links in with academic studies, the personal learning objectives and how these can be defined and measures, with three different targets given. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Critical Thinking, Making Decisions, and Fallacies

    This 6 page paper begins with an overview of fallacious arguments, including explanations of deductive and inductive reasoning and common fallacies in syllogism and rhetoric. The writer then provides an example of three common fallacies in financial analysis methods. The writer then discusses how and why critical thinking processes must be used when making decisions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Market Research on Frigidaire's Front Loading Washing Machines

    This 2.5 page paper continues the case study of Frigidaire's new front-loading washing machine. The essay begins with an overview of market segmentation and an outline of market research the company has that segments the market. The writer then recommends positioning strategies for marketing this new machine. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • Disaster Relief and the United Nation's Style of Leadership

    A 9 page research paper that examines the leadership style of the United Nations in dealing with disaster and humanitarian relief efforts. The writer offers a literature review, as well as a discussion of problems, causes and solutions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Social Responsibility and Business

    This 3 page argumentative essay considers if business should be primary concerns with making profit or if there should be a perceived moral obligation placed on business to be socially responsible. The paper looks at both sides of the argument. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • China and India Level of Trade

    This 5 page paper looks at the level of trade between China and India and describes how the political and economic drivers of China and India affecting their trading relationship. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Demand Forecasting

    A 4 page paper comparing the graphs of raw sales data and three- and five-day moving averages of that data. ABC Floral Shop has data on the number of geraniums it sold over a two-week period and wishes to use that data to forecast demand for other periods. It chooses to assess demand in terms of a moving average, beginning its assessment with a three-day and five-day moving average using its original two-week data. The paper concludes that the three-day interval provides the most accurate forecast. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Mergers and Blending Cultures

    A 2 page summary of a 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation addressing the role of organizational culture in merger situations. The paper and presentation address Daimler-Chrysler and IBM-Lenovo. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Case Studies In Technology and Management

    This 5 page paper reviews 5 case studies from the book Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation and considers what the student may learn from each case study. The cases include SMaL Camera Technologies, Intel, Hewlett Packard Kitty Hawk, Microsoft and Patterns of Industrial Innovation. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Case Studies In Technology and Management

    This 5 page paper reviews 5 case studies from the book Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation and considers what the student may learn from each case study. The cases include SMaL Camera Technologies, Intel, Hewlett Packard Kitty Hawk, Microsoft and Patterns of Industrial Innovation. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Golden Age of Hollywood and Economic Strategy

    A 9 page overview of the economic strategy launched in film production and promotion during the 1930s and 1940s. This strategy, in part, included the dynamics of film production (dynamics of the producer-unit system) and the alliance between studio systems and exhibitors, alliances established through vertical integration. One of the most important inclusions in this economic rationale, however, was the "bankable" star system. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business Probability and Statistics

    A 4 page paper using a survey of 288 employees as the data used in statistical analysis of that data. Questions answered through calculation of probability include "What is the gender distribution?" and "What is the probability this person will be an hourly employee whose intrinsic satisfaction is 6 or more?" Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Management, Employees, Creativity, and Opportunities for Learning

    This 14 page paper consider to what extent employers need to ensure there are learning opportunities for employees if they want a motivated, committed and creative workforce. The paper considers the role and importance of learning in an organizational setting with reference to theories such as McGregor and his Theory X and Theory Y, Alderfers ERG theory and the concept of the Learning Organization as advocated by Senge. The bibliography cites 19 sources.

  • Golden Age of Hollywood and Exploitation

    A 12 page overview of the economic strategy launched in film production and promotion during the 1930s and 1940s. This strategy, in part, included the dynamics of film production (dynamics of the producer-unit system) and the alliance between studio systems and exhibitors, alliances established through vertical integration. One of the most important inclusions in this economic rationale, however, was the "bankable" star system. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Chemical Engineering and Process Control

    A 7 page discussion of the variable foci necessitated by process control. This paper discusses the hands-on chemistry requiring process control alongside such aspects of the process as information management and system design. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Oil Company Perspectives on the Natural Gas Industry

    This 49 page paper examines the natural gas industry from the perspective of an oil company. The paper looks at why gas and oil are important, the nature and origins of gas, how it was first used and developed into a commercial product. The paper then examines the ways in which exploration and drilling occurs, how it is produced and transported from the well to the end user, the view of natural gas in the middle east and how it may be renewed with a cocktail of micro-organisms in depleted oil wells as well as the and potential competition to the fuel. The paper ends with a brief conclusion. The bibliography cites 19 sources.

  • Low Cost European Airline Industry Literature Review and Categories of Information

    This 11 page paper examines the way a information for a literature review may be divided into different sections. The literature review this considers is the way low cost airlines compete in Europe, specifically Ryanair and whether it should become a global company. The paper divides the subjects into the generic strategy areas and more specific air industry categories.

  • Candy Store Problem Management

    A 3 page paper discussing how a candy store manager might deal with three very different employees and the leadership theory that best fits the situation with each individual. The paper includes discussion of situational leadership, contingency theory and leader-member exchange. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sunburst Hotels and ERP

    This 6 page paper examines a case study on Sunburst Hotels supplied by the student. The paper answers 4 questions, looking at why the company needs an ERP system, the concerns over using an external ASP to outsource the ERP system as well as the operational and technical concerns of suppling the ERP system internally and or getting it externally.

  • It's Popcorn Time Marketing Plan and Recommendations

    A 5 page paper consisting of speaker notes for an available PowerPoint® presentation of a marketing plan for a single-location confectioner specializing in coated popcorn produced according to a newly-patented process. The marketing plan recommends instituting online sales and entering agreement with a third party gift business, as well as hiring a knowledgeable, no-spam Internet marketer to assist the company in promoting itself online. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • It's Popcorn Time Marketing Plan and Recommendations

    A 5 page paper consisting of speaker notes for an available PowerPoint® presentation of a marketing plan for a single-location confectioner specializing in coated popcorn produced according to a newly-patented process. The marketing plan recommends instituting online sales and entering agreement with a third party gift business, as well as hiring a knowledgeable, no-spam Internet marketer to assist the company in promoting itself online. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • New Durable Medical Equipment Company in Maryland and Business Form

    A 4 page paper choosing a business form (LLC) for a new company and assessing the liability positions of senior managers at HealthSouth and RiteAid, two businesses operating a corporate form that could not protect senior management from charges of various types of fraud. HealthSouth's Richard Scrushy was the first to be tried under Sarbanes-Oxley; the RiteAid case began several years before the law went into effect. The point is that even though the corporate form of business ostensibly offers greater liability protection, it does not insulate corporate officers from being forced to assume liability for their actions. The LLC structure will be sufficient for protecting the owners from frivolous lawsuits, and they have no need to fear legitimate ones. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Process of Innovation

    It has been noticed that innovations at the beginning of a product lifecycle tends to be radical, and the product becomes more popular the innovation slow down into incremental developments. This has been seen in many industries, from cars to computers. This 9 page paper considers how and why this pattern of innovation may be seen giving real examples to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Indonesia Rice Shipments by the United States

    A 16 page paper exploring all aspects of establishing that section of a supply chain that moves rice out of the United States and into Indonesia. Indonesia has not been a willing recipient of US rice since 2003 and periodically imposes bans on all imports of US-produced rice. Indonesia achieved self-sufficiency in rice in 1984 and seeks to retain and strengthen that position; its rejection of US rice is an effort to protect internal producers. US rice still can enter Indonesia as humanitarian aid, however, and rice is transported the same way regardless of the political complications surrounding its movement. The paper discusses both logistics and marketing topics, focusing on how the chosen shipper, Maersk Sealand, can most efficiently move rice from several US ports to the port of Surabaya, Indonesia. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Software Quality and Can It Be Measured?

    This 19 page paper considers is the quality of software can ever be measures. The paper starts by trying to define what is meant by quality and then looking at ways the needs that quality software will meet can be defined. The paper then looks at systems of developing software that can be used with the measurements that have made to assess if they can be used ion conjunction with each other. Theories included in the paper encompass soft systems modelling, hard systems modelling, actor network theory, requirements engineering and agile engineering. The bibliography cites 29 sources.

  • Dubai and Astrology Promotion

    This 24 page paper focuses on whether or not astrology should be a part of doing business in Dubai. The paper argues that it should. Astrology is discussed in depth as well as the ways it can be applied to business. Doing business in Dubai is also a part of the discussion. Attention is paid to law in the United Arab Emirates and its importance. Also addressed are freedom issues. The paper concludes that astrology should be used primarily for entertainment purposes. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Turkish Textile Industry and WTO's Impact

    This 40 page paper looks at the issues faced by Turkey and is an in-depth proposal for a paper to consider how Turkey can deal with the changes that will be seen within the textile industry as a result of the elimination of quotas under the multi-fiber agreement (MFA) as a result of the WTO rulings. Turkey is facing potential gains, but also threats, especially from China. This paper looks at the aims of the research, the rationale for the research, performs an in-depth literature review and a methodology. The bibliography cites 28 sources.

  • It's Popcorn Time Marketing Mix

    A 4 page memo to the owner and financial advisor of a single-location confectioner specializing in coated popcorn addressing promotion, pricing and distribution issues associated with plans to implement online sales and perhaps entering into a contractual agreement with a national gift service company. IPT appears to be well positioned to expand to the degree that implementation of online sales and association with the gift service company will require. What remains at present is to ensure that current suppliers will be able to meet anticipated volume increases, and to design the new business goals in such a manner that they do not adversely affect existing customers. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • ZIP Code 60614 and Demographic Characteristics

    A 5 page paper consisting of speaker notes and Excel® charts used in an available PowerPoint® presentation. The presentation examines the demographics of Chicago's 60614 zip code, where 78% of the population has at least a 4-year college degree and median family income is nearly $132,000. The presentation and paper identify an MBA degree as being the most readily accepted within this zip code, and identifies five types of businesses that could be expected to do well in a strip mall within the zip code. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Moscow and Chocolate Exportation

    This 12 page paper begins with a comprehensive report of the chocolate and confectionery market in Moscow, including leading companies, market shares, and the effect of multinationals on domestic companies. The writer discusses managing the supply chain for this industry and suggests technology solutions. Transportation logistics are discussed with recommendations for shipping chocolate. 1 Table included. Statistical data included.

  • Speaker Notes for the Qualitative Study 'Sustainability in the Boardroom An Empirical Examination of Dow Jones Sustainability World Index Leaders'

    A 7 page paper consisting of speaker notes for a 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation that is also available. Published in 2005, the qualitative study surveys members of the Boards of 18 companies included on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and identifies an appropriate Board approach to establishing and maintaining sustainability, one that can be used by other companies confronted with the issue of sustainability and the need to take a formal stance on it. The matrix that the authors create is one that can be seen as being quite adaptable for many different types of organizations in widely disparate industries. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • UK, Work, and Disabilities

    This 21 page paper gives a good and comprehensive overview of employment and the disabled person in the UK, paying special attention to the males. The paper starts by looking at the statistics that show the differences in employment and unemployment rate between disabled and able bodied workers, then looks the way disability is viewed in the work context and how this has changed over time before looking at the current legal situation with reference to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • The Addition of Alternative Fuel Cars to Lotus Rental Cars

    A 3 page paper discussing the state of alternative fuel choices in 2005 for the purpose of assessing the feasibility of Lotus Rental Car of adding alternative-fuel cars to its fleet. DaimlerChrysler, Ford, GM, Isuzu, Mercury and Nissan all offer flex-fuel vehicles designed to operate on either gas or ethanol, or any combination. Prices are falling and are close to prices of those with standard fuel systems, and neither the customer nor the company needs to be concerned about what type of fuel is placed into the tank when the car is rented. Lotus certainly should seek negotiations on flex-fuel vehicles for its future purchases. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Nursing and Mandatory Overtime

    A 3 page paper discussing resolution of the conflict between nurses and nurse management arising from mandatory overtime. The nursing shortage has been operational for a generation now; it is unlikely to end soon. In the meantime, both nurses and their employers need to work together to identify alternative processes rather than striving to maintain the status quo of duties when everything else about health care has changed in recent years. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Managing a Global Brand

    When a company wants to sell brands in more than one country it has choices in the way it managements the brand, either with a stand approach or it may customize the marketing for each market. This 14 page paper is a research proposal with the objective to identify which of these approaches is the most effective marketing strategy and of there is no clear winner how a company should determine which strategy to use. The proposal gives a strong background to the question and presents a clear methodology for primary research. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Coffee Shipping to Miami from Lebanon by DDP Shipping

    This 10 page paper looks at the process of arranging a shipment of coffee from Beirut to Miami. The paper starts by considering the cargo of coffee and then looks at the DDP INCOTERM which means delivery duty paid identifying the different stages and responsibilities of the exporter and the role of the letter of credit. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Consumer Shifts and Cola Manufacturers

    A 5 page paper discussing cola manufacturers' focus on bottled water as a product they can move along the product life cycle curve as dark, sugary colas continue to decline. Some marketers in the past have believed that consumers will buy anything they choose to place before us; astute marketers have come to understand that such is not the case. Consumers do need time to accept a new product, however, such as was the case with bottled water. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Nonprofit Organizations and 2002's Sarbanes-Oxley Act

    A 5 page paper. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, also known as the American Competitiveness and Corporate Accountability Act of 2002, was passed in response to the many accounting scandals in private sector corporations. There are provisions in this Act that apply to everyone, however. This essay discusses how nonprofits are being affected by the Act. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Snapple Acquisition

    This 4 page paper examined Snapple and its products in the year 1992/3 immediately before the company was bought by Quaker looking at the structure of the product base according to the Boston Consulting Group matrix and then by the GE Matrix. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Training Considerations for Preparing Dealers to Sell An Italian Brand of Short Wave Radio

    A 5 page paper evaluating alternatives available to Radio Palermo, an Italian manufacturer of short-wave amateur radios that is well accepted in Europe but has poor sales in the US. The company and its US dealers are at an impasse, with Radio Palermo insisting that dealers train their sales people better and dealers retorting that they are unwilling to give Radio Palermo any more attention than their other 150 vendors. The paper recommends developing a training program for dealers and their salespeople. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Dubai Safety Belts Case Study

    This 6 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and answers three questions. The first answer explains the different between personnel management and human resource management. The second answer explain why the economic approach to employees is unlikely to be successful in the long run, the last answers demonstrates ho and why adopting the human relations approach to employee management will be productive. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Aspects of Outsourcing

    This 3 page paper discusses some of the factors involved in outsourcing jobs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Comparing Nieman Marcus and Marshall’s Customers

    This 9 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper is a written section that looks at the different buying patterns that may be observed between the high end and low end stores and considers how these fit in with theoretical purchase decision models. The paper then uses the observations to speculate on the profiles of the target markets. The last three pages are a PowerPoint presentation on the findings. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Should a Company Become a Carrier of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?

    This 8 page paper discusses whether a company should formulate and implement company codes and policies as a carrier of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by looking at the benefits and the disadvantages of such a move. The paper look at the different perspective on corporate governance and argues that social responsibility and profit making are not always diametrically opposed. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Why I Want to be a Mechanical Engineer

    This 4 page paper is an essay written to express why a student might want to become a mechanical engineer. The discussion includes childhood motivation, the passion for the career path and the skills and academic abilities that the student may already have.

  • Intersect Investment Case Study

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. Intersect Investment needs to change, they have lost market position, customer satisfaction is down and the churn rate is high. The paper identifies the problems, looks at the current situation, where the company wants to be, identifies the gaps and then discusses the way the gaps can be reduced. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Support for Women Entrepreneurs in the UAE

    This 12 page paper looks at the different organizations that provide help and support to female entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates, outlines the help that is provided and the way they operate. The paper looks at those which are set up specific to give women help and those that help all entrepreneurs. The paper then considers what help is needed in the future and the gap between current provision and current needs. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • NetFlix Case Study

    This 11 page paper looks at the case of NetFlix the online DVD rental company, considers the current strategy and sources of competitive advantage, examines the reasons behind the company’s success and considers the way it may need to change and adapt in the future with new technology such as video on demand impacting on its’ business model. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Child Labour

    This 11 page paper looks at what a company can and ought to do to ensure that there is no child labour in its operations and supply chain, looking at the human rights issues as well ad the general issues involved in terms of measures that can be taken directly and indirectly to avoid the need for child labour. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Leadership v. Management

    A 5 page research paper that explores two major questions pertaining to leadership and management. The first questions is “What are the differences between leadership and management?” The second is “What are indicators (and measures) of leadership effectiveness?” Both questions are explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Intercultural Communication

    This 9 page paper examines the way that mistakes or misunderstanding may occur in intercultural communication. Using the example of a business meeting between western and Vietnamese business people the paper looks at examples of cultural differences, looking at the cultural barriers that exist and how they may be overcome. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Buying a Laptop

    This 5 page paper considers the process of buying a laptop computer with the use of a needs analysis. The example used in s laptop computer for family use. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Creativity and Innovation

    This 62 page paper is an examination of the way that creativity and innovation take place in the commercial environment with a special focus in information technology. The paper presents an introduction and an aims and objective section before defining what is meant by creativity and innovation and examining the way that it can and does take place constraints and influences and the way it is managed comparing theory to reality. A research methodology using two case studies is presented and a conclusion presented. The bibliography cites 46 sources.

  • Intaldata Case Study

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study presented by the student and puts together some questions and answers that would be suitable to use as a revision aid for human resource management and issues concerning change, culture structure and leadership in a firm. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Motivation In Three Companies

    A 4 page paper that begins with an introduction to motivation theories, identifying the two major categories of theories. The essay reports some of the activities in three companies and correlates those to Maslow's and Skinner's theories of motivation. The companies are: HSBC, Tesco Plc, and Google. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Market Reseach Proposal

    This 10 page paper looks at a fictitious proposal to assess the value created by the sponsoring of an event. Sponsorship is used widely as a marketing and PR tool; however it is not always clear if these sponsorships add value to the brand or impact on the brand and product perceptions. This paper presents a proposal to investigate the role and influence of sponsorship in a brand. The paper uses the example of McDonalds, but the proposal could equally apply to other companies. The paper outlines the problem, presents a brief literature review and a methodology for qualitative and quantitative reseach. The paper also includes costing and a time plan with Gantt chart. The bibliography cites 7 sources

  • Marketing Communications and the Selling of Financial Services

    Financial services products are an intangible good and may often be a grudge purchase making them harder to sell. This 5 page paper considers the role of communications in marketing financial services and looks at how a financial services company can gain a competitive advantage. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Cinnabon; Competitive Analysis

    This 8 page paper examines Cinnabon and performs a strategic external analysis of the company in the wider environment. Using Porters Five Forces model as a framework to look at factors such as market attractiveness, major trends, value delivery systems as well as a customer and competitor analysis. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Technology in an Organization

    This 3 page paper considers a firm that is losing its’ edge and suggests the use of new technology, outlining the benefits and disadvantages and how it may be implemented, The example used is the introduction of RFID in a winery. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • On The Job Training

    This 4 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at the advantages and disadvantages or costs of on the job training (OJT). The second part of the paper describes the learning cycle and considers how a company is a case study supplied by the student is complying with the learning cycle and how training may be improved. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Sport Obermeyer Case Study

    This 10 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and assesses the optimal order quantities for a company contracting with suppliers in Hong Kong and China, and then examines ways that the supply chain may be improved and the issues that should be considered when choosing which subcontractors to use. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Peapod Case Study

    This 4 page paper examines the case of a supermarket in the US using e-commerce to sell groceries. The paper answers three questions. The first considers why the supermarket has been so successful in its’ internet shopping venture. The second part of the paper looks at the challenges the company may face in the future. The last part of the paper discusses whether the same model would be useful if the company wanted to start up in the UAE and/or GCC. The paper focuses on the supply chain issues.

  • Human Resource Management: A Comparison Between Civilian and Military Management

    This 11 page paper examines Human Resource Management. The paper compares and contrasts human resource management in the military and in the civilian world. While some similarities are noted, it is concluded that that things are remarkably different between the two. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • ITC eChopaul Case Study

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student where ICT Ltd introduce a system called ‘eChopaul’ in order to create value in the supply chain for for soybeans in India. The writer answers four questions. The questions look at the objectives of the eChopaul system, the principles if supply chain management are seen, how it adds value and whether or not all parties to the transaction under the older system can still be ‘winners’ with the new system. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • ITC eChopaul Case Study

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student where ICT Ltd introduce a system called ‘eChopaul’ in order to create value in the supply chain for for soybeans in India. The writer answers four questions. The questions look at the objectives of the eChopaul system, the principles if supply chain management are seen, how it adds value and whether or not all parties to the transaction under the older system can still be ‘winners’ with the new system. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Fast Food Culture

    This 14 page paper argues that the fast food industry has brought a fundamental change to the eating habits of people both in the United States and around the world, and that the change is not for the better. It also briefly discusses alternatives to fast food, such as the slow food movement. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Airbus A3XX Case Study

    This 5 page looks at a case study supplied by the student. Answering five questions, the paper considers the position of Airbus in 1999, looking at the reasons behind the development of the Airbus 3XX, the breakeven point, the overall demand for very large aircraft and the position of Boeing and whether or not Airbus should go ahead with the launch. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Quest Diagnostics

    A 3 page paper containing slide contents and one page of speaker notes focusing on the business and industry of the country's largest contract laboratory diagnostics company. An 8-slide PowerPoint® presentation is available. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Business Planning Books

    This 10 page paper looks at 7 books that can be used for business planning, outlines their contents, style and presentation and then considering the ways that they would be valuable for a business student when writing a business paper or business plan. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Organizational Behavior And Teamwork

    This 14 page paper begins with a definition and an historical overview of the study of organizational behavior. The writer explains how organizations are defined and described and the many different aspects of organizational behavior and what affects organizational behavior. The writer then discusses teamwork and its relationship to organizational behavior, the obstacles to successful teamwork, the need to consider diversity and how this issue may be addressed, the group development process and the need for training. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • PEFA.COM Case Study

    This 10 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. Pan European Fish Auctions is the idea for a new auction site to sell fish and overcome the mismatches in the market. The paper looks at the advantages and disadvantages of the plan for both sellers and buyers, the way this could change the supply chain, the key business function and the way that the firm may be able to maximize the benefit of first mover advantage.

  • Macro Economic Influences on New Car Sales 2002 - 2006

    This 4 page paper discusses the performance of the new car industry in the US and the level of sales between 2002 and 2006 considering the different macro economic factors that may have influenced the level of sales. The paper includes two graphs, one comparing new car sales with the growth on the GDP and one comparing the sales with unemployment rates. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • MGI Case Study

    This 9 page paper is written in two parts. The first part examines a case supplied by the student, where a team is failing to progress. A potential leadership apprach and style is suggested that will help overcome the problems. The second part of the paper is a memo from the leader telling the team members what will occur. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Ethics in Accounting Practice: Rules Based Accounting versus the Conceptual Framework

    This 4 page paper asks: will liberalizing the rules, while relying on a conceptual framework, result in an improved situation? Both sides of the issue are considered. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Legal Right Versus What's Right

    A 4 page paper that discusses the issue of having the right to do something versus what is right to do. The essay presents four situations that could emerge in a company and discusses the company's legal right to do it and explains why it is not the right thing to do. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Business Plan for a Golf Course in China

    This 20 page paper is a business plan for starting a new business in China by buying a run down golf course and developing it into a highly differentiated golf club. The plan includes sections of the company organization, the products and services offered, the personnel, the development of the site and the marketing of the club and the financial projections for the first year in detail, including cash flow, income and balance sheets, and projections for the first five years. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Marketing Plan for a Golf School in Shanghai

    This 13 page paper is a marketing plan for a golf school located in Shanghai. The paper starts by considering the target market and then uses the model of the 4 P’s to outline the product, price, placement and promotion of the school. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Corporate Culture And Corporate Social Responsibility

    A 6 page paper that focuses on three multinational corporations who have operations in Brazil. The essay reports and discusses CSR activities of Archer Daniels Midland Company, Diageo plc, and Chiquita in Brazil. The writer comments on how the corporate culture supports these activities. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Assessment of Singapore and Mexico for Business Expansion

    A 9 page paper assessing the political, social and legal systems of Singapore and Mexico. The two countries are as far apart in social and legal aspects as they are in geography. Both are business-friendly and welcome foreign business, but from different perspectives. Of the two, Singapore is much more selective. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Analysis of Marketing Opportunities; The Car Market in Australia

    This 16 page paper examines the macro environment in Australia to consider the suitability of launching a new luxury hybrid car. The paper outlines the product and then considers the economic, demographic, cultural, natural, technological and political influences from the theoretical and the practical perspective. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Managing Diversity

    A 5 page paper discussing 4 points of diversity management: changing definition of diversity; changing US population; bringing groups together; and recommendations for diversity management. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Marketing Communication; Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Sainsbury Own Brand

    For a brand to be successful the way marketing communication takes place is very important. This 12 page paper looks at three brands; Coca-cola, Pepsi and Sainsbury’s own brand to assess the way that they are marketing assessing the way that communications are used and their effectiveness in reaching their target market. The paper focuses on the marketing communication in the UK. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Rightsizing Charlotte (Case Study Analysis)

    This 9 page paper uses a case study analysis to discusses theories and concepts related to the organization. Rightsizing is defined and compared to downsizing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Starting a Nursery in Jeddah

    This 26 page paper presents a plan for the opening of a nursery in Jeddah to care for children between the ages of 3 months and 6 years. The paper gives an outline of the plan, presents a marketing plan, discusses human resource issues, presents both capital and operating budgets and cash flows, a project schedule is also included with a Gantt chart to demonstrate the critical chain. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Fast Food and E-Commerce

    This 10 page paper considers the impact that e-commerce has had on the fast food companies and their financial management. The paper looks at the potential ways e-commerce may be used, such as management of the supply chain, marketing and the use of the internet as a sales medium. The paper uses examples of real companies to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Wal-Mart Sustainability

    A 3 page paper that reports and discusses Wal-Mart's sustainability goals. The process began three years ago. The essay reports those goals and describes some of the activities to support them. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Compensation and Performance Evaluation at Arrow Electronics

    Performance Appraisal at Arrow Electronics: A 6 page paper discussing Harvard case 9-800-290: Arrow Electronics is traveling in the right direction, but the system it is trying to make fit its company likely never will unless it can be customized to suit the company's needs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • DHL and RFID Technology

    This 3 page paper discusses DHL's decision to use RFID technology and their most recent idea to equip trucks with RFID. The writer also reports their latest innovation, RFID with temperature sensor. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Wal-Mart And RFID

    A 3 page paper that reports Wal-Mart's 2003 decision to have its largest suppliers adopt RFID technology. Examples are provided of companies who complied. The essay discusses Wal-Mart's own delay in equipping stores. The benefits of this technology are also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sustainability and Business

    This 7 page paper looks at the way in which sustainability is a current issue in management and the way it is developing and emerging in the commercial environment. Different approaches to sustainability and sustainable developed are discussed and examples of companies adopting various strategies are presented. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Shift Work and Human Research Management: A Research Proposal

    This 22 page paper provides an overview of the use of shiftwork and the problems related to it. This is a proposed study of an industrial population. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • Lester Electronics Case Study

    This 20 page paper is based on a fictitious case study supplied by the student. Lester Electronics faces several problems, it may loss an exclusive contract with trading parent Shang-wa Electronics is a takeover bid for the firm is successful. It is also facing a potential take over bid of its own. The paper discusses the different issues and opportunities that the company faces, looks at the perspectives of the different stakeholders, identities the problems and then identifies and assesses different solution before determining the optimal solution and developing an implementation plan. The paper includes a range of tables that were used to help determine potential solutions. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Lester Electronics Case Study

    This 20 page paper is based on a fictitious case study supplied by the student. Lester Electronics faces several problems, it may loss an exclusive contract with trading parent Shang-wa Electronics is a takeover bid for the firm is successful. It is also facing a potential take over bid of its own. The paper discusses the different issues and opportunities that the company faces, looks at the perspectives of the different stakeholders, identities the problems and then identifies and assesses different solution before determining the optimal solution and developing an implementation plan. The paper includes a range of tables that were used to help determine potential solutions. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Developing A New Branding Strategy for A Fashion Firm

    This 17 page paper looks at the way that a new branding strategy could be developed for a fashion company which has a target market of male and female 14 – 22 year olds. The paper examines the target market and the influences on that target market, determines the brand message and values and proposes a brand strategy that can be used to communicate that brand message to the target market in a way that will be well received. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Reed’s Clothier Case Study

    This 3 page paper uses a case study to answer questions about the financial difficulties facing Reed’s Clothier, a Virginia men’s clothing store. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Internet Marketing Options for a New SME

    This 3 page paper considers potential marketing options for a new medium sized e-business. Choices such as search engines, banner advertisements and viral marketing are discussed along with a potential way of monitoring the sales that the different marketing sources create. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Three Essays on Realtors and Real Estate

    This 3 page paper comprises three short essays on realtors and some of the issues they face in the real estate industry.

  • All the Wrong Moves (HBS Case Study Analysis)

    This 4 page paper examines this Harvard Business School case study. Recommendations are made. Bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Technology In The Management Of Distribution Companies

    Technology has revolutionized the way in which distribution companies are able to operate. This 4 page paper looks at the way in which some aspects of technology are currently impacting on the distribution and logistics industry, considering the benefits and difficulties of a present, and considers how they may develop in the future. The technology discussed includes logistics software, satellite navigation systems and radio frequency identification (RFID). The bibliography cites to sources.

  • Warehouse Management; Frazelle’s 5 Dimensions

    This 4 page paper examines the concept and management of a potential warehouse using Frazelle’s 5 dimensions model where the five dimensions are profile, benchmarking, innovation, automation and humanize. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Intuit, Inc. (HBS Case Study Analysis)

    This 4 page paper examines this Harvard Business School Case Study. An update in respect to Intuit is also provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Evaluation of Talent Management Strategies; A Case Study Of a University

    This 50 page paper looks at the issue of talent management. The paper starts with an introduction with background, aims and objectives limitations. This is followed by an in-depth literature review that looks at relevant topics including the definition of talent, how it may be identified and the use of training and development programs and the value of mentoring in developing skills and talent. A methodology is presented for use in gathering primary data with the use of questionnaires to assess the way talent management is taking place in an organization. Simulates results are presented and discussed and recommendations are made based on the research findings and the literature review. The bibliography cites 36 sources.

  • DELL INC. - A MARKETING ANALYSIS

    This 6-page paper provides an overview of Dell Inc., as well as a SWOT analysis of the company and its competitors. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Wal-Mart's Illegal Immigrant Workers

    A 7 page paper discussing the ethical aspects of Wal-Mart's use of illegal immigrants. In 2003, federal agents arrested more than 300 illegal immigrant workers as they finished their shifts cleaning 60 Wal-Mart stores in 21 states. Wal-Mart avoided any problems of implementation by simply bringing all cleaning activities back in-house. It cannot hope to control the actions of other companies, but like its own customers, it can refuse to do business with them. Whatever savings the company gained from using contractors was more than offset by its single $11 million fine. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Entrepreneurship And Human Capital

    A 5 page paper that provides an overview explanation of Schultz's Human-Capital Approach to Entrepreneurship. The writer reports a research study that focused on the importance of entrepreneurship in certain cultures, the one reported is Brazilian. The writer concludes with comments about entrepreneurs being developed at established firms. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Healthcare Industry Phase

    A 4 page paper. The writer identifies the four phases of industry growth with comments about the healthcare industry related to each growth stage. The essay also identifies some advances made in the industry, demonstrating why this industry will always be in a growth phase. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Hotels - Added Value

    This 3 page paper responds to three questions: how organizations in a fragmented industry add value, which discusses Porter's ideas; should hotel companies follow these same methods; and the strengths a hotel needs to be successful. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • PERSONNEL ANALYSIS: CASE STUDY

    This 12-page paper addresses various personnel issues, such as employee induction, the need for training and control systems. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • ALUMINA AND THE ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY

    This 7-page paper provides an analysis on potential environmental litigation for Alumunia, a fictitious company facing alleged environmental complaints. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Supply Chain Management at Carrefour

    A 12 page paper examining the supply chain of the world's second-largest retailer and the largest retailer in Europe. The paper discusses the company's history; its Aldata supply chain management software; JIT; Carrefour's shared service centers; global supply chain management; RFID; and Future Supply Chain 2016. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Pricing Parking - Case Study

    A 4 page paper based on a student-provided case study at Georgia Tech. The essay investigates the problem with data, provides alternatives and makes recommendations that will benefit the college. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Georgia Tech - Parking Case Study

    An 8 page paper. This paper is an extended version of PGprkga.RTF. In this version, there are six subheadings to correspond with the structure of a basic policy analysis problem. These sections are: verifying and defining the problem, establishing evaluation criteria for the solution, identifying alternative policies, assessing those alternatives, a matrix comparing each alternative to the criteria, recommendation and implementation of the new policies. The issue is parking spaces and a deficit in the school's budget, primarily because students and staff do not want to pay a daily rate on top of the annual permit price. 1 Table/Matrix included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Intercultural Communication In Organizations

    A 10 page paper that begins with comments about the importance of these interactions. The writer reports and describes Hofstede's dimensions that describe a culture with examples. The essay also reports the six barriers to intercultural communication as presented by Jandt. The writer discusses and comments on cross-border mergers and joint ventures reporting a couple of the problems with the Daimler-Chrysler merger. Examples of marketing miscommunications are provided. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • CUSTOMERS AND BRAND RELATIONSHIPS

    This 3-page paper examines the concept of brand loyalty as it applies to cell phones (Sprint) and movies (Disney). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • PROJECT CASE STUDY - CARLY AND MORRIS

    This 4-page paper presents a case study about conflict management between a project leader and one of her team members. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • CASE STUDY - BIG WAVE CRUISE

    This 9-page paper focuses on a case study, detailing how a human resources director can turn around a poor-performing staff of a cruise. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • CASE STUDY - BIG WAVE CRUISE

    This 9-page paper focuses on a case study, detailing how a human resources director can turn around a poor-performing staff of a cruise. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Versatile Shoe's Product Life Cycle

    A 3 page paper describing the anticipated life cycle of an innovative shoe product. Movement through the product life cycle is predictable and can be assessed with measurement of units sold or revenues. Knowledge of the point that the product occupies at any given time on the curve of the life cycle informs marketers of how they need to approach their promotion of the product. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • EXAMINATION OF SOUTHWEST AIRLINE'S BLOG

    This 3-page paper examines a blog developed by Southwest Airlines and determines its effectiveness as a marketing tool.

  • CASE STUDY PREPARATION

    This 12-page paper focuses on how to develop and write a case study with personnel issues. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Issues in e-Commerce

    This 10 page paper discusses five issues that are of importance in e-commerce: security; identity theft; legal issues such as copyrights; cross-border problems; and market valuation. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Corporate Governance

    This 58 page paper look at the issue of corporate governance, including what it is, how it can emerge, different models of corporate governance, the approaches regulation including mandatory compliance and legislation which includes consideration of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and self regulation. Also included in are discussions on ethics in terms of corporate governance and cases, including Enron, Parmalat and Johnson & Johnson that demonstrate good and poor corporate governance practices. The bibliography cites 37 sources.

  • Information Systems Technology Projects Fail

    This 14 page research paper responds to two questions; What factors contribute to the failure of information technology systems projects? and How does leadership affect the success or failure of information technology projects? A literature review reports the excessive proportion of information technology projects that fail, the major reasons projects fail, the categories incorporated in a project and the phases in any project. The analysis section discusses the importance of communication and suggests and justifies the transformational leadership style as the most appropriate for project leadership in today's complex world. Statistical data are included. Examples are included. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Silvio Napoli as Schindler India (HBS Case Study Analysis)

    This 4 page paper summarizes and evaluates the Harvard Business School case study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Organizational Development Case Study

    A 14 page paper that uses a student-supplied case study of EKEM, a fictitious furniture company in Australia. The writer spends approximately half the paper analyzing the company's operations and management as they exist, extremely low morale, slowed growth, and poor management styles. The next section includes different alternative strategies for the company to improve. Motivation is briefly explained along with examples as well as a more effective management style. The recommendation is to adopt TQM to save the company. Deming's 14 points are briefly outlined with comments and discussions about how this company will need to change. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Huffman Trucking Case Study

    This 30 page paper is a case study on the fictitious company Huffman Trucking. The company is successful and growing, but a major competitor is growing at a faster rate and Huffman ant to compete more effectively. The CEO has decided that the firm should adopt a customer centric strategy. The paper examines the situation and the potential solutions focusing on internal marketing as a key strategy. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Huffman Trucking Case Study

    This 30 page paper is a case study on the fictitious company Huffman Trucking. The company is successful and growing, but a major competitor is growing at a faster rate and Huffman ant to compete more effectively. The CEO has decided that the firm should adopt a customer centric strategy. The paper examines the situation and the potential solutions focusing on internal marketing as a key strategy. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Central Bark Dog Daycare Marketing Plan

    This 16 page paper is a marketing plan for starting up a new doggie daycare center in San Francisco. The idea and potential market are both examined along with a launch campaign and initial marketing budget. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Project Management Control

    This 8 page paper looks at project management control, answering four questions set by the student; how resource scheduling reduce flexibility in managing projects, outlining the risks associated with leveling resources, compressing or crashing projects and imposed duration or 'catch-up' as the project is being implemented, why is it critical to develop a time phased baseline and how WBS differs from the projects network. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Writing a HRM Case Study

    This 11 page paper looks at what should be included in a case study written for students to analyze. The paper starts by looking at what should be included and the general approach to be taken. The paper then presents a sample case study for a fictitious case study which demonstrates problem in a firm due to the failure of a manger to follow the HRM polices. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Event Management;' The Live Aid Concert

    This 15 page paper looks at event management. The management of the original Live Aid concert is examined using Shone and Parry (2004) event planning model, the event is then considered using a SWOT analysis examining the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats as well as a PEST analysis which looks at the external influences, including political, economic, social and technological influences. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Airline Industry Trends

    A 6 page paper discussing trends in the global airline industry. Several airlines have made changes specifically targeting the business traveler, but many of the world's leading airlines face survival issues. All airlines are required to address financial, security and customer issues. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The Evolution of Organizations

    This 9 page paper looks at the way organizations evolve and develop over time. Looking at Griener’s article “Evolution and Revolution as Organizations Grow” the paper consider the new influences ion the organization and the way that this is likely to evolve, arguing that the next stage is likely to be a team based, fragmented structure, using theories such as those put forward by Zuboff and Handy The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Synthesist, Analyst And Idealist Thinking Styles

    This 4 page paper looks at three different styles; the synthesist, the analyst and the idealist. The different styles are described and compared. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • A Marketing Campaign to Promote Tasmania as a Tourist Destination

    This 7 page paper looks at a potential target market that could be targeted for a campaign to attract tourism to Tasmania and then suggests a marketing strategy to attract that target market, based on the concept of the natural attractions of the area. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Ground Transportation and Security

    This 3 page paper looks at changes in technology and how they have affected ground transportation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Organizational Health

    This 20 page paper looks at four different aspects of the employment environment that concerns the ‘wellness’ of an organization. The issues discussed include bullying and harassment as elements of toxicity in a company, individual employee health, work family initiatives and the importance of the work life balance and employee assistance programs. Each influence is discussed individually. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

  • The Cost of Executive Pay

    This 7 page paper considers the level of executive pay in the US and the UK and assesses whether or not the higher levels seen here, compared to countries such as Germany and Japan have a social and economic damaging impact. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • End State Vision and Strategy for Best Snacks

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Best Snacks and have launched a new line in a healthy snack foods, but it is not meeting its’ profit targets. The paper outlines the end state vision, identifies potential alternative strategies to help the firm reached its end state division, evaluating those alternatives before presenting the preferred solution. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Portfolio Team Management

    A 5 page paper. Fletcher managers a major portfolio and has reached a point where he needs to hire specialized analysts to help. Based on the information in this case study, the paper discusses Fletcher's leadership style and why it is appropriate as well as Fletcher's major mistakes when hiring. The writer also discusses Fletcher's team management processes and make recommendations for improvement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business Decisions for Will Bury

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Will Bury has developed a new product, and needs to develop a business plan and look at his pricing strategy. The paper presents relevant concepts and applies the, to the case and presents recommendations. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • A Short History of Cigarette Advertising

    This 3 page paper traces the history of advertising in this area from the 1930s to the present. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Successful Project Management

    This 8 page paper looks at an example of a social and healthcare project in the UK and assesses the different elements and processes that are needed for the project to be successful. The discussion includes looking at stakeholders and setting targets, the use of the PRINCE2 framework and the CHAOS success factors. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Analysis of Chemicals Company

    A 5 page paper that is based on a case study of this company. The writer identifies the problems and solutions following the line-of-business strategic analysis model. Problems are identified at two levels. First, there is a huge problem with subsidiaries and this is the focus of the paper although the effects of the changes on end customers is mentions. The writer comments on the challenges of a matrix structure and provides recommendations for the new marketing manager. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Literature Review for Use in a Project on Leadership in Kuwait

    This 32 page paper is an in-depth literature review looking at different aspects of leadership and how they may be applied in the commercial environment. The paper starts by defining leadership and then looking at the importance of leadership, looks at the way culture may impact on the way leadership emerges or used practiced as well as leadership theories including great man theory, trait theory, behavioral theories and contingency theories. The bibliography cites 40 sources.

  • Case Study Ineffective Leadership

    A 7 page paper that presents a hypothetical case study of a chocolate manufacturer. The writer reports the background of the case and identifies what the new CEO did wrong. The paper offers recommendations for the new CEO to fix his mistakes and get the company back to where it was in terms of morale. Kotter's change management process is reported to identify mistakes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Why is Transformational Change Less Attractive than Incremental Change?

    This 9 page paper looks at two types of change; revolutionary change which is also known as transformational and discontinuous change and incremental. The two types of change are defined and then the reason why employers and employees may prefer incremental change is considered by looking at factors influencing change and the use of models to manage change. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Managing Change

    This 6 page paper considers whether or not change management should still be considered as a separate subject. Modern management methods incorporate many approaches that support human relations management ideas, communicating with employees and taking social needs into account. The paper assesses the way that change management techniques are present in everyday management processes. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • RIORDAN MANUFACTURING, PUERTO RICO AND CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

    This 12-page paper presents a corporate compliance plan for Riordan Manufacturing's Puerto Rico branch. Also discussed are various laws in the commonwealth. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Changing Operations - A Case Study

    This 16 page paper is based on a fictitious case study provided by the student. A company needs to go from selling a standardized product to selling customized solutions. The paper considers different aspects related to that change, including the need for a new organizational structure, planning include a Gantt chart for the project, activities management, quality management, health and safety management and the way measure may be taken to use for future improvements. The bibliography cites 12 purchases.

  • Internet Gerocery Shopping and the Case of Webvan

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. The market for the internet shopping services is considered and the needs of the segment are outlined, the cost structure is considered in order to identify areas that may be leveraged in order to support profit creation and the problems that the firm faces in becoming profitable. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Forbidding Romance In The Workplace

    3 pages in length. The desire to curb romances with a 'no dating' policy has increased exponentially with the growing awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace. However, there are both legal and ethical considerations to make before drafting and implementing such a policy that depends mostly upon individual state laws. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Understanding the Psychological Contract

    This 100 page paper examines the role of the psychological contract on the employment relationship in an international context. The paper is written as a dissertation, with a full introduction, literature review methodology and then research using a case study approach. The paper defines what is meant by a psychological contract and then considers the influences on the expectations of the employees and employers that are inherent in the psychological contract. Two cases studies are created and then analysed using international examples the employment relationship in France and Japan, these are examined to assess the theories, and assess the impact of the psychological contract on the employment relationship and how it is influenced by different cultures. The bibliography cites 89 sources.

  • Assessment of BabyCare

    This 10 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student regarding investment into a new business in China selling baby goods. The paper answers three questions. To assess if the company is a good potential investment, to determine if the direct sales market suitable for emerging market and to evaluate the firms’ financing options. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Strategic Decision Making for IMAX

    This 12 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. IMAX needs to consider two potential strategies. The first is whether or not to increase the number of Hollywood films that they show, the second is whether the firm would be better if it were acquired by a larger company with more resources. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Magic Pulse Limited and Kitomba

    This 11 page paper looks at the New Zealand company Magic Pulse Limited and Kitomba software that has been design as an appointment management system. The paper examines the position of the firm and the strategic choices the firm has for growth, assessing different markets and different entry methods. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • AN OVERVIEW AND REGULATORY EXPLANATION OF JET AIRWAYS (INDIA)

    This 6-page paper provides an overview of Jet Airways (India), as well as an overview of airlines regulatory markets in India and Europe. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Strategy Recommendations for Perpetual Mercy Hospital

    This 9 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. The Perpetual Mercy Hospital is facing challenges; there is a potential new clinic opening and the current patient profile is not providing the desired level of revenue. The situation of the organization is considered and potential strategies are discussed before recommendations are made. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Marketing of the Discovery by Land Rover North America

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The paper is written in three parts, the first part looks at the Range Rover and Land Rover Discovery brand role and characteristics. The second part of the paper assesses the three potential positions that could be used for marketing the Discovery and the last part recommends a specific positing with relevant justification. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Managing Risk

    This 9 page paper is written in three parts. The first part of the paper defines what is meant by risk in the business environment, how it can emerge and then looks at different types of risk. The second part of the paper considers risk management in the private sector considering how investments are assessed and risk managed. The last part of the paper looks at risks in the public sector, considering different types of risk and strategies used to manage them. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Analysis of New Balance Athletic Shoes Inc.

    This 14 page paper is an analysis of New Balance Athletic Shoes Inc. The firm is facing a challenge Adidas is acquiring Reebok so there will be stringer competition and the firm needs to assess the situation. The paper presents an analysis of the situation using a PESTEL analysis and Porters Five Forces as well as the internal issues and then presents recommendations. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Analysis of Jaguar's Web Site

    A 4 page paper that begins with a short historical account of what is now Jaguar Limited. The writer analyzes the company's Web site considering user-friendliness, ease of obtaining different kinds of information, the evidence of a global perspective and a general overall analysis of the Web site and its links. Different URL addresses are incorporated into the text. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Office Supply Store Developing Teams

    A 6 page paper that focuses on teams and uses this case study for examples of effective and ineffective practices. The writer reports and explains the evolution of a team, i.e., its development through stages. Other topics include how to build trust, what makes teams fail, problems members might have and the type of team described in the scenario. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Use of Sex in Marketing

    This 15 page paper looks at the way that sexuality and sexual content are present in advertisements for luxury goods and considers the reasons for the success of such adverts by looking at the way that the messages and content can be deconstructed by the audience. The case of Gucci marketing is used as an example. The bibliography cites 19 sources.

  • MARKETING MIX AND MCDONALDS CORP.

    This 4-page paper discusses the marketing mix, the 4Ps, and how McDonald's Corp. uses the marketing mix. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Explaining the Phenomena of Increasing Protectionist Policies During a Global Recession

    This 10 page paper is a 15 slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes looking at trade and the way that a global recession may lead to governments adopting more protectionist policies. The paper examines the concepts of international trade, looking at why it takes place and then the conditions of the 2008/9 credit crunch to assess the value and problems associated with protectionist policies in that environment. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • The International Position and Strategy of Unilever

    This 4 page paper is a proposal to examine the international strategies of Unilever. The paper includes an introduction, aims and methods and justifications for the study as well as a brief overview of the methodology and the tools that will be used. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Implementing an eBusiness Solution

    This 22 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Xtra is a fictitious firm selling Hollywood memorabilia which needs to introduce a new e-business system. The paper is divided into 5 sections looking at different elements of the implementation. The first section considers the requirements and constraints for the system; the second section looks at issues concerning implementation, including resources and timing of the implementation. The third section looks at how leadership should be undertaken. The forth section discusses the way the change should be managed by looking at potential barriers and the use of communication. The last section looks at the value and potential use of mentoring and coaching for the implementation. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • PowerPoint Presentation of Aims and Methods of Training

    This 18 page paper is a PowerPoint presenting made up of 10 slides along with speaker notes. The presentation looks at training and development, looking at what it is, why it is good and the different approaches that may be adopted, such as team and group training and individual development. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • PowerPoint Presentation of Aims and Methods of Training

    This 18 page paper is a PowerPoint presenting made up of 10 slides along with speaker notes. The presentation looks at training and development, looking at what it is, why it is good and the different approaches that may be adopted, such as team and group training and individual development. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Strategic and Environmental Analysis of the iPhone

    This 4 page paper looks at Apple’s iPhone and the way that the firm competes from a strategic perspective. The firm is then considered in its’ environment using a PESTEL analysis. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • The Use of Customer Relationship Management in High End Fashion

    This 14 page paper looks at the way that customer relationship management takes place in the high end, or luxury fashion market in Europe, considering the way both personal and technologic development are impacting on customer relationships. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • HRM Gap Analysis for Riordan’s Hangzhou Facility

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Riordan have opened a new factory at Hangzhou in China, but due to local labor shortages there are workers employed form a number of different countries. There is recognition that there needs to be cross cultural management of the employees. This paper looks at the situation, the issues and opportunities as well as the end state vision in order to identify the gaps. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Marketing an Ice Rink

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. Ice Land is an ice skating rink that wants to attract more customers, but marketing has only met with limited success. The paper looks at how and why the current marketing is failing to meet its targets and suggests a new approach. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Marketing an Ice Rink

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. Ice Land is an ice skating rink that wants to attract more customers, but marketing has only met with limited success. The paper looks at how and why the current marketing is failing to meet its targets and suggests a new approach. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Implementing Performance Management

    This 9 page paper presents an outline for a manual designed to support the implementation of performance management; presenting the way in which the performance management would take place, including planning, personal development and review stages as well as the support provided by the HR department. The second part of the paper discusses the way in which performance management may be evaluated. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Decision Making and Accountability in Enterprise Application Integration

    This is an 11 page paper that provides an overview of enterprise application integration. In particular, a case study is used to assess whether the implementation of such integration is a business or technological decision. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Sustainability of Corporate Social Responsibility during Economic Hardship

    This 12 page paper is a research is to assess the viability of corporate social responsibility (CSR) it as a strategy during a time of recession. The paper presents an introduction, identifies the research aims and objectives and justifies the need for the research and then presents a literature review and a suitable methodology. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • A Suitable Research Design for Human Resource Management Studies

    This 9 page paper presents a suitable methodological structure and framework to be utilized for primary research to assess the impact of workplace motivation on the performance of the employees. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Supply Chain Risk Management via Intelligent Agents

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of intelligent agents. The capacity of intelligent agents to conduct risk management in supply chains is emphasized. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Project Management and the Value of Communication

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of communication in project management. A hypothetical case study is used to highlight the theme. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Organizational Learning and Business Performance

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of organizational learning. An argument is presented for the relationship between learning and business performance. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Continuing Professional Development - Value in Flexibility

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of continuing professional development. Emphasis is placed upon the value of knowledge, skills, and behavior. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

    A 6 page paper that begins with the legal definition of sexual harassment and the two types defined by the U.S. Supreme Court. The paper discusses what conduct can be viewed as harassment, the impact of this conduct, and what the victim and employer should do. The writer provides comments directed at human resource managers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Social Networking/Associated Problems

    This 5 page research paper examines the problem of declining productivity due to employees using social networking sites, such as Facebook, during working hours. Other associated problems are also examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Quantitative Study of Airline Profitability and Fuel Hedging

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of airline fuel hedging. A quantitative study is outlined to determine a link between hedging and profits. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Advertising in the Chinese Market

    This 3 page paper examines an article about marketing in China. The paper focuses on the study conducted by authors. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Strategy Models for Bank Frey

    This 10 page paper looks at the small private Swiss bank, Bank Fey, its’ background and strategy and then considers the way in which ‘The Art of Banking’ and blue ocean strategy might be useful to the bank. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Hewlett-Packard Acquisition of Compaq

    This 4 page paper is based on a case studies applied by the student, which discusses the influences on the decision by Carly Fiorina of Hewlett Packard to acquire Compaq. A set of questions answer, discussing why the decision to make the acquisition was made, the perceived benefits, the difficulties the market believed would be present and how this strategy compares with Dell. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Managing Quality in a Logistics Firm

    This 14 page paper looks at the importance of quality and how it may be measured in a service organization using the example of a logistics firm offering heavy equipment moving services. The concept of quality and how it may be applied, identification of a model to measure services and potential method for improving services are all presented. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Organizational Learning Consideration for Entry into a Middle East Country

    This 4 page paper is written in the style of a report, looking at the concept of organizational learning and the consideration a firm may need to make is looking at expanding operations in to the Middle East with particular attention to Saudi Arabia and Arabic culture. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • A Case Study of Work and Family Programs

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of work family programs. The example of NASA is used to examine how programs help employees maintain work-life balance. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Use of Psychology in the Development and Use of Brands

    This 15 page paper looks at the brands and the way in which they are used and developed in order to support sales and revenue creation with the understanding and leveraging of consumer psychology. The paper looks at the way branding takes place and the way in which consumers relate and identify with brands and then examines a case study that demonstrates the use of psychology in branding. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • The Use of Psychology in the Development and Use of Brands

    This 15 page paper looks at the brands and the way in which they are used and developed in order to support sales and revenue creation with the understanding and leveraging of consumer psychology. The paper looks at the way branding takes place and the way in which consumers relate and identify with brands and then examines a case study that demonstrates the use of psychology in branding. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Glass Ceiling

    A 3 page paper which discusses a case study of a woman’s experience with the glass ceiling. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Glass Ceiling

    A 3 page paper which discusses a case study of a woman’s experience with the glass ceiling. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Re-Entry Shock

    A 3 page paper that discusses reverse culture shock, which can happen when a person who has worked overseas may feel when they return home. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Foreign Investments - Making the Decisions

    This is a 9 page paper that provides an overview of foreign investments. Through speaker notes for PowerPoint, the Philippines and neighboring countries are analyzed economically and politically for investment potential. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Influence of Culture on Organizational Learning and Business Practice

    This 11 page paper looks at the concept of organizational learning that has been developed in then west and considers how a firm may use the ideas by need to adapt them when setting up in Saudi Arabia, looking at the way business practices may need to be adapted to meet local culture and the way that this will influence business in general as well as organizational learning. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • On-Site Childcare Programs: The Work Life Benefits

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of child care programs. An overview is given of the benefits such programs afford to the work life balance of employees. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Change at Cosby Manufacturing

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, looking at the potential mistakes made in changing the manufacturing firm to a matrix structure and issues which may arise associated with a new project for the implementation of a new management cost control system. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Is Employee Development Worthwhile

    An 11 page paper that presents a proposal for a study. Sections include introduction, literature review of the topic, research objectives and questions, research methodology and limitations. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • CASE STUDY ANALYSIS: RECRUITMENT OF A STAR

    This 5-page paper provides an analysis of the Harvard Business School case study "Recruitment of a Star."

  • Strategies for Risk Management

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of legal risk management. Information is presented as Powerpoint speaker notes. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Does the World Trade Organization Hinder Economic Growth in Developing Countries?

    This 3 page paper looks at how why the international political environment and the operation of the World Trade Organization A constraint rather than promote growth in developing nations. The paper considers how developing nations will often go through comparative advantage, and then discusses some of the ways in which World Trade Organization regulations, the general environment undermine and limit that growth. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Discrimination Presentation

    This 4 page paper looks at a case provided by the student and considers a case where there is a claim of racial and gender discrimination. The paper, which is made up of four PowerPoint slides and speaker notes looks at the concept of gender and racial discrimination why it is outlawed and at a potential solution. The paper is written with reference to US law. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • ALCOA CASE STUDY: VALUES IN ETHICS

    This 3-page paper discusses ethical behavior at Alcoa. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • How Can We Stop Harassment?

    This 13 page paper is made up of a 12 slide PowerPoint presentation accompanied by speaker notes, on the subject of preventing harassment within the workplace. The presentation defines what harassment is, how it takes place and the problems it can cause, and then provides a practical approach to reducing the potential of harassment occurring in the workplace, as well as giving guidance on the way in harassment incidences should be handled. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • How Can We Stop Harassment?

    This 13 page paper is made up of a 12 slide PowerPoint presentation accompanied by speaker notes, on the subject of preventing harassment within the workplace. The presentation defines what harassment is, how it takes place and the problems it can cause, and then provides a practical approach to reducing the potential of harassment occurring in the workplace, as well as giving guidance on the way in harassment incidences should be handled. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • How Can We Stop Harassment?

    This 13 page paper is made up of a 12 slide PowerPoint presentation accompanied by speaker notes, on the subject of preventing harassment within the workplace. The presentation defines what harassment is, how it takes place and the problems it can cause, and then provides a practical approach to reducing the potential of harassment occurring in the workplace, as well as giving guidance on the way in harassment incidences should be handled. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Managing Employee Performance

    This 9 page paper looks at performance management, what it is and how it can take place, looking at the use of tools such as performance assessment and appraisal system as well as performance related to pay ass their use in performance management. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Corporate Governance

    An 8 page paper that reports and discusses corporate governance at Hess. Sections include: executive compensation, director compensation, minimum stock holdings by executives and directors, election of directors, and biographical information of current directors. The writer comments on how Hess compares to GE. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Improving Customer Retention - Useful Measures

    This 6 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation of 4 slides and accompanying speaker notes assessing the measures that may be used by a telecoms company to increase customer retention with a product focus. The slides took at measures that may be used, such as assessing competitiveness of the pricing structure, dimensions by which the measures may be used, such as by region or by product type and ways in which the analysis may take place.

  • Strategic Allocations of R&D Funds and Pricing Decision for Handheld (SLP 2)

    This 6 page paper is based in a scenario provided by the student, with the need to make adjustments to a plan allocating research and development funds and making pricing decisions. The decision for each round and the results are shown. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • CASE STUDY ANALYSIS: MERGERS DON’T ALWAYS LEAD TO CULTURE CLASHES

    This 3-page paper discusses Bank of America's acquisition of MBNA and why culture clashes, for the most part, were avoided. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Sirtris and GSK

    This 12 page paper is based only on a case study supplied by the student and their lecture notes. The case concerns the potential acquisition the biotechnology company Sirtris by GSK, answering a set of questions asked by the student concerning the way that the acquisition may be proposed and assessed and issues of integration after the acquisition takes place.

  • Marketing Cape Town to the Commercial Envitonment

    This 10 page paper is a marketing plan to attract more commercial visitors to Cape Town for conferences, exhibition and promotional activities. The plan looks at the location, the target market and suggests a suitable strategic approach. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Issues in HRM - The Work Life Balance and Issues of Fairness

    This 8 page paper looks at the concept of the work life balance and the way legislation may support it, looking at legislation in the UK, the benefits that may be reliaed fore the employer, the concept of fair pay, the psychological contract and the main aims of discrimination legislation. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • The Approach of Multinational Corporations to the Ethical and Social Responsibilities

    This 18 page paper considers the way in which multinational corporations may view and deal with issues concerning ethical behavior and social responsibility. The concepts are defined within a commercial environment, and then discussed with reference to real-life cases that demonstrate the way in which evidence for ethical behavior and social responsibility may emerge. The discussion includes consideration of the underlying motivations of the company’s for adopting these types of behavior. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • How Unilever Leveraged the Finance Department to Promote Organizational Growth

    This 13 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The writer examines how and why you were able to drive growth, utilizing a balanced scorecard approach, with the changes driven by the finance functions within the company. The concept and use of the balanced scorecard is discussed, and considered in the context of the Unilever case study looking at the way that decisions were made that lead the firm to success. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • The Importance of Branding in Marketing and Sales

    This 17 page paper looks at the concepts of marketing, sales and branding defining and explaining the role of each before considering the way in which a firm may use different strategies to promote brandings which in turn may promote sales. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • REFLECTIONS ON A LEARNING ORGANIZATION

    This 9-page paper focuses on an overview and characteristics of a learning organization. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Event Management - Using the 5 W Model

    This 4 page paper uses Goldblatt’s 5 w’s of why, who, when, where and what to examine the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, focusing on the 2011 event. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • CASE STUDY ANALYSIS: DANVILLE AIRLINES

    This 4-page paper discusses a case study concerning genetic testing in the workplace. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Marks and Spencer and Customer Value Management

    This 15 page paper investigates customer value management and customer value analysis and applies the concepts to the practices Marks and Spencer seem to implement and/or advocate. Examples of other businesses are also be offered for the purpose of demonstrating some of the concepts discussed. The essay concludes with recommendations for Marks and Spencer to further their competitive advantage through specific customer value management action steps. One graphic illustration is provided. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Business Operations and the Role of the Internet

    A 5 page glance at some of the applications of the Internet in conducting daily business. The most obvious applications of sales and marketing are mentioned, but the paper concentrates more on data management, communications and intranet applications. The growth of the Internet has made communication with remote locations—district offices, outside sales staff, favored vendors, etc.—more efficient than ever before. Use of the Internet in increasing productivity is not limited only to large businesses, either. One NY deli increased their lunch business by 30% when they began accepting take-out orders through their Web page. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Analysis of 360 Degree Mangement Feedback Management Method

    A 5 page paper that analyzes the benefits and problems of using the 360-degree feedback management method. The writer supports the process as an important tool in improving worker moral and organizational effectiveness. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Analysis of 360 Degree Mangement Feedback Management Method

    A 5 page paper that analyzes the benefits and problems of using the 360-degree feedback management method. The writer supports the process as an important tool in improving worker moral and organizational effectiveness. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Signature Label Selection at a South Dakota Microbrewery

    A 5 page paper that explores how the owners of this small brewery can determine which label costs less to produce, thus which to use as their signature label. Their accountant recommended one specific costing process to use; this writer suggests one that should yield more reliable information. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Survival of Bureaucracy

    A 5 page paper discussing the likelihood of the survival of bureaucracy through the millennium. Warren Bennis predicted in Changing Organizations that the bureaucratic organizations as we have known them would disappear by the end of this century. Though Bennis' timing appears to be incorrect, his theory gains more credibility with each passing day. Without question, bureaucracy will last at least until the millennium, and even well into it. Before another though? It is much more likely that Bennis' prediction will be seen, even by this generation, to come to bear. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Corporate Compliance and Minimizing Waste

    This 20 page paper asserts that waste minimization is the most effective form of compliance for any corporation. The necessity for compliance, based on public health and environmental reasons, are explored. Also included is the history of industrial practices and the environmental movement as well as an explanation of how waste lowers the quality of life. Detailed methods of effecting minimization, along with easy to understand examples and the inclusion of the 'waste management hierarchy', is a focal point of the paper. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Corporate Vision and Apple Computers

    A 3 page paper describing the need for a company to state a vision. The writer profiles Apple Computer, Inc. and details how that company uses this successful business concept. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Leadership and Law Enforcement

    5 pages in length. In the changing face of law enforcement, officers are more dependent than ever on the cooperation of the public for which they work. No longer able to be "all business," they, too, must employ the principles of good management and good public relations in order to foster partnership relations with the public. The management personnel charged with leading those with the most direct public contact are required to exhibit at least the same level of skill in dealing with those for whom they are responsible. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Leadership and Law Enforcement

    5 pages in length. In the changing face of law enforcement, officers are more dependent than ever on the cooperation of the public for which they work. No longer able to be "all business," they, too, must employ the principles of good management and good public relations in order to foster partnership relations with the public. The management personnel charged with leading those with the most direct public contact are required to exhibit at least the same level of skill in dealing with those for whom they are responsible. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 3 Major Airlines and Management

    A 9 page paper discussing the similarities and the management philosophies of American, United and Delta. All old, established companies, they are the three leaders of the US airline industry in terms of total revenues. Neither was profitable until the federal government authorized air mail by private carrier in 1925, and all three operate with only an uneasy peace with their pilots. The paper asks whether any of the three practices TQM, and concludes, based on the company-as-hostage stance of the pilots, that they do not. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Coffee Industry

    A 5 page essay on the world-famous aromatic brew from the coffee bean which includes an analysis of the fluctuating coffee prices of 1997 and the history behind the beverage. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cost Comparisons Between UNIX and Windows NT 4.0

    An 8 page paper discussing a cost comparison between WindowsNT 4.0 and UNIX which shows UNIX to be a better value and less expensive to a company. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Microsoft Windows NT and UNIX

    15 pages in length. Battles have long been waged and lost throughout history, but there is nothing quite like the technological competition that is being pursued between Microsoft Windows NT and Unix systems. At the very beginning of the server war nearly two and a half years ago, Microsoft Corp. introduced Windows NT as a direct competitor of the ever-popular Unix system. Vendors that distributed Unix were amused by the so-called competition, labeling it too immature to ever establish itself in the same category. The writer discusses whether or not NT has proven itself as a viable competitor to Unix. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Winn Dixie Marketplace Supermarket Advertising Analysis

    A 6 page paper analyzing a full page advertisement appearing in the October, 1998, issue of Southern Living. The paper discusses the marketer's use of image, including color, issues of class and gender and how their services can allow a 40-ish mom to study for her final while using Marketplace non-grocery services to keep her family from missing out on the other things she might otherwise be doing, including making dinner and a birthday cake. Every mother doing something besides mothering is concerned that she does the one without leaving the other undone. This advertisement reflects this stance in its images, and shows respect for those feelings and responsibilities, and does it all through an image that conveys upper-middle class comfort. No bibliography.

  • Children and Advertising

    A 5 page paper discussing the ethics of advertising directly to children. One of the largest and growing consumer markets is that of children under 15 years old. This group increasingly has their own money with which they can make their own decisions, and they are making those decisions with a vengeance. For whatever reason, parents are giving over spending decisions to their children. With older children, it is good training for them to be making many of their own purchasing decisions. But with the young ones, marketing today is becoming increasingly deceptive in its quest for increased creativity. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Adv-Kids.doc

  • The Oxymoron of Advertising Ethics?

    An 8 page paper asking just where advertising professionals should draw the line in their methods to protect their future, and how much responsibility the manufacturers of legal 'vices' have in ensuring that their messages are directed to the proper target, and not put forth in an effort to recruit just one more generation of addicts to their products. One observer says that increased pressures on tobacco advertising prohibition forces the tobacco companies to find new ways to convey their message, and that they could well feel forced to participate in subliminal advertising as one after another of their existing advertising paths are blocked. The paper also addresses sexually exploitative advertising. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • An Analysis of Television Commercials and Programming

    In this 5 page essay, the writer reports their observations of television commercials as they occurred during a certain one hour television program. Recorded were the times that commercials occurred, their length, and content. These variables are analyzed with respect to advertising market and other relevant data. An illustrative chart is included .No Bibliography.

  • Business and Ethics

    A 4 page paper that considers the statement: "ethics has no place in business" and relates this statement to a discussion of companies and multinational operations.

  • Business Applicability and Common Morality

    6 pages in length. The concepts of right and wrong seem so simple on the surface. Webster's defines morality as adherence to a standard of "right human conduct." Superficially, that definition would be easy for the "simple" to understand. When the focus is narrowed, however, it seems that the concept of morality grays in its boundaries. Morality is not only the black and white that the "simple" so seemingly effortlessly can see, with that clear line of demarcation between it and immorality. Focus is increasingly narrowed in our harried lives of today, but all of us are charged with keeping vigilance on the level of standard we will tolerate. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Issues Surrounding the Tobacco Trade

    A 5 page essay exploring the issues surrounding the exporting of tobacco and tobacco products. Is this a policy the United States Government should continue to support in view of its opposition to the use of tobacco within the nation? As one of the top cash products within the country and with hundreds of thousands of people dependent on the industry, the question as to the U.S. government's role in supporting its export is a complex one. The writer discusses the issues in terms of economics and ethics. No bibliography.

  • Changes and HRM

    A 5 page paper discussing whether HR is really changing or only appears to be. Not too many years ago, Human Resources (HR) was the poor relation of the corporate world—it was believed that the existence of individual HR departments was necessary, if only for the record keeping function they performed. As business is increasingly competitive, however, HR is taking on a much more active role in the organization's strategy planning, often while outsourcing much of the administrative work for which they previously were responsible. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • An Overview of the Advantages and Disadvantages of 401 K Plans

    A 5 page essay discussing the pros and cons of 401k plans. Bibliography lists approximately 6 sources.

  • Retirement Planning and the 401K

    A 10 page discussion of 401K plans and their importance in retirement planning. Identifies financial goals such as growth of principal, the reduction of tax liability, and the importance of protecting the principal investment and discusses a strategy for achieving these goals through the utilization of 401 Ks. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • An Examination of the Americans With Disabilities Act

    This 6 page paper explores the Americans With Disabilities Act and provides an overview of pros and cons. The paper concludes that legislation is needed, and even more must to be done due to rampant discrimination against people with disabilities. Free 1 page outline included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Injustice and Immorality of Downsizing

    A 5 page paper analyzing the contemporary trend of corporate downsizing from the point of view of the downsized employees. Issues discussed are loss of income, shattered self-esteem, the difficulty of finding comparable work at a comparable salary, and the problems with "contract" employment. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Job Performance and the Impact of Training

    An 8 page jumping-off place for a study on the effects of training related to job performance, based on interviews with five managers and ten employees each from two companies, both electronically-focused: one designs and produces ambulances and mobile MRI units; the other produces printed circuit boards for a variety of applications. This compilation consists of introduction, methods and discussion sections, and includes an appendix listing nine questions that comprise the survey of the two companies' employees. Bibliography lists nine references.

  • Successful Examples of a Democratic Workplace

    A 16 page research paper examining the qualities of three of the 'best' places to work: Measurement, Inc., Federal Express and GM's Saturn division. Each of the three demands the best of their employees; each has some of the most loyal employees in their respective industries. The common bottom line among the three is that they view their employees as thinking, feeling individuals with needs and aspirations of their own, and each recognizes that happy, fulfilled employees equals happy, satisfied customers. In keeping with Theodore Levitt's admonition that the sole purpose of any business is to create and then keep a customer, each of these companies recognizes that any business achieves that goal only through their employees. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Corporate IS Outsourcing

    This 5 page paper takes the concept of outsourcing information systems and analyzes a variety of factors in a simplified fashion. Pros and cons of the practice are noted. Several large firms which take advantage of the practice are named. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Overview of Offshore Outsourcing

    This 14 page paper discusses various aspects of offshore outsourcing including the issues it raises, problems, benefits and risks. Offshore outsourcing has been used by companies in different industries since the 1980s but the practice has increased significantly in recent years. The employees that has been hurt the most by this practice in recent years are software programmers. A number of issues surrounding outsourcing are discussed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Importance of Literacy in the Workplace

    An 8 page research paper on the importance of workplace literacy. Skills for success include writing, speaking, listening, interpersonal, cross-cultural, basic computer, and organizational. The writer examines the extent of workplace illiteracy and employer training programs designed to resolve this problem. A number of relevant studies are discussed and appropriate conclusions are made. Bibliography lists approximately 15 sources.

  • Worker Literacy Enhancement

    A 16 page paper discussing research-based investigation of various methods in use to determine which might be considered best for training the production worker in basic skills and the benefits to the organization of such training. The hypothesis that formal training should be as dissimilar as possible to the school setting in which none of these workers have been successful in order to provide the most value to both the workers and the organization providing the training. The literature review, method and discussion points to the conclusion that the hypothesis is supported best when adult methods are used and reinforced with on-the-job training. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • California and At Will Employment

    A 14 page essay on the legal doctrine which states that employers can dismiss employees for any reason at any time, and, conversely, that employees can quit for any reason and at any time. This paper examines exceptions which have been made and at the current rash of ‘‘wrongful discharge'' lawsuits which are slowly changing this doctrine as it applies in the U.S. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Workplace Violence

    A 10 page research paper on work-related violence and some of its possible causes. The writer discusses the prevalence of this problem, how conflicts arise, and what can be done to lessen the impact of tensions created by poor communication, lack of empathy in the workplace, etc.; Social, psychological, and stress-related theories are applied to the discussion. Bibliography lists approximately 20 sources.

  • Unfairness of Telecommunications to Women

    This 6 page paper describes the phenomenon of tele or 'cyber - commuting' and its popularity in modern society. It is argued that tele-commuting has actually intensified the consequences of a male-dominated workplace and that women are afforded the same lesser economic status and lower positions in the corporation they have always had as a result of the advent of computer technology in terms of telecommuting. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Women and Telecommunications II

    In this well-argued 6 page paper, the point is made that tele-commuting does little more for women than keep them at home-- where they were a century ago. Women who work from their home office/computer are expected not only to handle corporate business from 9 - 5, they are also usually expected to take care of household affairs and even to raise children during the same time. This stands in contrast with men who cyber-commute but who are not expected to do anything other than work during the course of the business day. Various other relevant ethical issues are discussed and it is ultimately concluded that women have very little to gain in today's workplace. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Women and Telecommunications II

    In this well-argued 6 page paper, the point is made that tele-commuting does little more for women than keep them at home-- where they were a century ago. Women who work from their home office/computer are expected not only to handle corporate business from 9 - 5, they are also usually expected to take care of household affairs and even to raise children during the same time. This stands in contrast with men who cyber-commute but who are not expected to do anything other than work during the course of the business day. Various other relevant ethical issues are discussed and it is ultimately concluded that women have very little to gain in today's workplace. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • TLR Inc. and the Pros and Cons of Virtual Teams

    A 5 page study of virtual teams discussing the advantages and disadvantages. Highlights TLR, Inc., a software manual company that makes extensive use of virtual and gives my opinion of their effectiveness. Also gives my suggestions for ensuring the success of a company's virtual team(s). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Proactivity and Workplace Resistance

    A 30 page paper that provides an in-depth analysis of workplace resistance and the importance of a proactive approach. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • Overview of Hybrid Electrical Vehicles

    An 8 page paper. A hybrid vehicle is one that uses two sources of power, such as gasoline and electric batteries. These are on the cutting edge of automotive technology. This paper discusses how such vehicles are powered and introduces the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight. The writer also reports what American manufacturers are doing in this area. Finally, the disadvantages and advantages of hybrids are described. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Overview of Health Club Management

    A 15 page paper discussing management of the new-generation health club. As the baby boomers enter new phases of their lives, things change in all sorts of industries. The health club and day spa industry has been growing steadily since 1995, the year that the first of the baby boomers began to turn 50. The paper addresses varied management issues, including expanding revenues without expanding facilities by providing outsourcing services for those local businesses with health club facilities on site. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Health and the Effects of Stress

    7 pages in length. The writer discusses the negative health impacts inherent to stress, with particular emphasis upon the workplace. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Management Theory According to Taylor and Fayol

    This 5 page paper looks at early management theorists Fayol and Taylor and compares and contrasts the two paradigms to emanate from their work. Taylor's scientific management is highlighted. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Applying Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs In Business

    A 5 page paper discussing application of Abraham Maslow's humanistic psychology to the needs of business. Maslow's theories may be overstated in the belief that people are intrinsically good and intrinsically motivated to improve themselves and their stations, but they have been found to be overwhelmingly useful in organizational management and employee motivation enhancement. Successful application in business depends on moving from one level to the next, however. As Maslow states, the qualities of any level cease to be motivational once the individual achieves and sustains that level. Includes one chart. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Medical Records Decentralization Literature Review

    5 pages in length. This paper is a review of literature on the topic of decentralization of medical records. Due to the difficulty in accessing health care records when there are different clinics in the same building, many health care facilities have adopted new methods of organizing and recording patient medical records that are more easily accessible.

  • Medical Records Decentralization Literature Review

    5 pages in length. This paper is a review of literature on the topic of decentralization of medical records. Due to the difficulty in accessing health care records when there are different clinics in the same building, many health care facilities have adopted new methods of organizing and recording patient medical records that are more easily accessible.

  • Human Resources Issues

    A 5 page paper. Human resource personnel face a myriad of issues daily, such as sexual harassment, employee-employer, fairness to all employees, and violence in the workplace. What is it that causes an employee or former employee to commit violence, to kill coworkers? Why are so many workers having emotional outbursts? These are questions that are discussed. Strategies for preventing violence are also reported. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Organization and Change Management

    9 pages in length. discusses change in the organization and techniques and methods used to manage planned change. Leadership skills as regards to change are emphasized. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Hierarchical Structure Interrelationships as They Relate to Nursing Accountability

    A 4 page discussion of accountability in nursing. Contends that accountability is an integral component of all aspects of nursing. The nurse is, of course, above all accountable for the well-being of his or her patient but, with recent pressure from state legislators and higher education coordinating agencies, accountability is becoming a greater and greater emphasis of all aspects of nursing. In the case of student nurses, and indeed all levels of nurses, this accountability is channeled through a chain of command, a chain of accountability which can extend both upwards (through the institutional hierarchy), downwards (to the patient) and even sideways (to colleagues and other professionals) dependent on the organizational structure. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Considering a Sick Leave Case

    A 5 page paper which examines a case of sick leave, written by Laura Turek, and titled "Sick Leave." The paper addresses what specific people affected by the case should do, why the conflict occurred, and how it could have possibly been prevented. No additional sources cited.

  • The Effectiveness of Periodical and Television Advertising Evaluated

    A 5 page research paper that examines TV and periodical advertising and whether or not this expenditure is actually worth the billions that advertisers pour into this effort to be competitive in the world marketplace. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Today's Human Resources Management

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of trends in human resources management. Many issues are addressed including discrimination, proper benefits distribution, and sexual harassment. Legal aspects are highlighted. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • HRM and the Impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    The ADA’s Impact on Human Resources Management: This 5-page essay examines the relationship between the American with Disabilities Act and human resources management. Implementation of the ADA programs for any organization will take time, effort and additional financial resources. However, taking the time up front end to outline an organizational plan is one of the best first option choices that management can make. Bibliography lists 5 sources. SNAdahum.doc

  • Human Resources Management and Diversity Training

    Diversity Training in Human Resources Management: This 13-page essay examines the feasibility of diversity training relevant to corporations and their HR management staff. Diversity is about respecting differences, fostering understanding, value creation and overall market effectiveness inside and outside of one’s organization. But will there be a backlash? Bibliography lists 8 sources. SNDivhus.doc

  • Various Models of Management

    A 5 page paper. Management thought continually evolves as changes continue to occur at rapid rates. This paper discusses models within the scientific, behavioral and contemporary schools of thought. A comparison is then made between a behavioral model and a contemporary model of management. Bibliography lists 7 sources. PGmgt3md.rtf

  • Issues Regarding Public HRM

    A 9 page paper. Specific issues within public human resource management are investigated, including: issues facing public human resource managers, job analyses - why and how, and performance based compensation plans, including their relationship to expectancy and equity theories. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Case Study on the Value of Materials Management

    This 5 page paper explores a case study submitted by a student. The concept of materials management is explored in depth. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Today's Youth and Counterculture Force Feeding

    Counterculture Force Fed to Today’s Youth?: This 8-page essay examines how today’s dark counterculture is marketed to modern day youth, what at stake, and how music (and other media) contributes to its ribald success. Only by committing oneself to an ongoing program of talking to, listening to and systematically monitoring this demographic group can one hope to profit from this burgeoning market. Bibliography lists 6 sources. SNCountr.doc

  • Workplace Discrimination Problems

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of the problem of discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. Suggestions are made as to how business owners can avoid related lawsuits. Drawbacks of recommendations are also considered. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Workplace Discrimination Problems

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of the problem of discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. Suggestions are made as to how business owners can avoid related lawsuits. Drawbacks of recommendations are also considered. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • American Hotel Industry Changes

    A 21 page research paper that is divided into two distinct parts: Part 1 discusses a history of American Labor Law and Part 2 discusses the Changes in the Labor Market. An overview of the major labor laws that would be applicable to the hotel and hospitality industry is provided beginning with the Fair Labor Standards Act and going through the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The most often filed complaints in the hotel industry are those related to sex discrimination and sexual harassment. There have also been legal problems with the child labor laws. The second part includes, among other topics, the median ages in specific job categories, current employment and expected changes by 2008, changing labor market, and how to hire and retain good employees in the hotel industry. Significant amount of data included. 4 tables included. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Organization and Individual Study Similarities

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of how organizations and individuals are studied. Studies and theories from psychology and sociology are discussed in light of business research. Similarities regarding individuals and organizations include goal oriented strategies and attention to the aging process. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Monitoring of Email and Internet Usage and Ethics

    A 5 page paper. The extensive use of the Internet and e-mail in the workplace has led to more employers monitoring these activities. Monitoring has been attacked on the grounds that invades privacy but there is an enormous amount of literature that demonstrates the legal foundations for such monitoring. This paper addresses this issue and concludes with a resolution that meets both legal and ethical concerns. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Customer Needs and Total Quality Management

    This 5 page report discusses the many components of TQM that are essential to assuring that a customer’s needs are full met in ways that serve both that customer and the organization. In virtually every context of the business mindset of the 21st century, value, benefits and long-term outcomes drive the larger considerations associated with the operations most often associated with customer satisfaction. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ethics and Organizational Psychology

    This 6 page paper provides an example of an ethical dilemma an organizational psychologist might face. Within the context of the problem, sexual harassment is discussed. APA guidelines concerning ethics, particularly in respect to confidentiality, are used in finding a solution to the problem. Issues concerning downsizing are also broached. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Human Resource Management Aspects

    A 5 page paper that answer's specific questions. Issues include: definition of HRM and strategic HRM, advantages/disadvantages of strategic HRM, functions, internal and external forces, and a decision making process. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

    Information and Interview : A 5 page paper which offers an examination of sexual discrimination and harassment and then presents an interview with a man and woman wherein they are asked about their views and experiences with sexual harassment and discrimination. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • China's Kentucky Fried Chicken Fast Food Chain

    This 5 page paper takes a look at KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken), a fast food chain that is competitive in the United States as well as other parts of the world. The chain's experience in China, along with socio-cultural obstacles it has encountered, is explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • ITM Application of Company Manufacturers

    5 pages. Information Technology Management (ITM) in manufacturing addresses technology aspects such as client/server distributed architecture and object oriented programming. Bandwidth ITM solutions address broad areas within any business; things such as manufacturing, distribution, finance and project management, as well as service and maintenance, transportation etc. A seamless integration is essential to provide visibility and consistency across the manufacturing aspect as well. This proposal will give a clear cut explanation of the usefulness of ITM in manufacturing companies, with special attention to the needs of the less developed countries. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Ethics and Human Resource Management

    6 pages in length. Because society is fundamentally based upon performance and profit, it is not unusual to find that it is necessary to impart a sense of corporate social responsibility with regard to contemporary commerce. The ethical approaches of purpose, principle and consequence are integral components of business social performance; itemizing these contributions finds one incorporating the interests of ethics and morality within the corporate structure, essential concepts that are often absent from a Human Resources standpoint. It is important for the student to realize that the very issues of corporate social responsibility should rightly exist within every company's infrastructure; however, one can readily realize that social integrity is not something that is often at the forefront of modern day Human Resource Management. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Construction Industry and ISO 9000 Use

    5 pages. The purpose of this paper is to show the success and/or failure of the use of the ISO 9000 quality management technique in the construction industry. The description of as well as implementation of ISO 9000 is discussed and any benefits or difficulties that might be associated with this method are covered as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Principles of Management

    A 14 page paper that discusses the changes in management principles over the decades. The writer offers a very brief description of just a few of the older management theories and then provides a more comprehensive description of the most recent principles of management. Sharing knowledge and information is emphasized. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • eCommerce Management Challenges

    This 5 page report discusses the management of electronic commerce or “e-commerce” and how it continues to revolutionize the way the modern world is doing business. The most successful businesses involved in e-commerce are able to provide dynamic connections to customer data bases using numerous interconnected routers for corporate clients, as well as Internet access for mainstream consumers. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Interdisciplinary Management Factors, Training, and Nursing Competency

    A 12 page discussion of the varied factors which enter into nursing competency. Suggests that while the degree of training a nurse has is directly related to competence, so too are managerial factors. Identifies interdisciplinary managerial factors such as quality assurance programs and the establishment of clinical pathways as being significant to nursing competence as well. Includes a one-page Roman numeral outline. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Issues Associated with Sports Marketing

    An eight page paper which looks at several aspects of sports marketing, in terms of the potential consumer base, marketing strategies, the importance of market research and the way in which these factors affect both sport itself and sports-related products. Bibliography lists 6 sources

  • Workplace Sexual Harassment Survey

    This 6 page paper provides an example of how a fictitious company dealt with sexual harassment. Results of a survey are used in order to determine whether or not there exists a sexually charged atmosphere in this company. An appendix is included to show survey questions and compiled results. Statistics are used to provide evidence of a problem. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Human Resource Management and Total Quality Management

    A 31 page paper. What is the relationship between total quality management (TQM) and human resource management (HRM)? That is the question this research paper addresses. First, a brief history of each TQM and HRM is presented. The writer then describes, outlines and discusses: the integration of TQM and HRM; implementing TQM in HR departments; why TQM fails; more tips of do's and don'ts when trying to implement TQM; conclusions. The paper includes discussion of a vast array of issues related to the main topic. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Overview of Manufacturing and Management

    An 8 page paper that begins with a very brief definition of the manufacturing industry. The paper then goes on to discuss a number of aspects of management in the manufacturing environment, including decision making, the effects of using teams, motivation, and performance appraisal. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Workplace Random Drug Testing

    This 5 page paper looks at a hypothetical case study submitted by a student. The scenario is based on NBC's E.R. television program. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Connection Between HRM and Human Resource Development

    12 pages in length. The extent to which human resource development is inextricably related to human resource management is a critical component of contemporary commerce that far too many companies do not realize. A stellar human resource development program without the benefit of competent management precludes any improvement; by the same token, capable human resource management without the guiding force of a strong development program has nothing upon which to build positive growth. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Connection Between HRM and Human Resource Development

    12 pages in length. The extent to which human resource development is inextricably related to human resource management is a critical component of contemporary commerce that far too many companies do not realize. A stellar human resource development program without the benefit of competent management precludes any improvement; by the same token, capable human resource management without the guiding force of a strong development program has nothing upon which to build positive growth. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Copyright Law and Music Piracy

    This 10 page paper takes a look at music piracy and copyright law and how entities like Napster have gone south. Some cases are mentioned. Recommendations on what record companies should do to make money are noted. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • HRM and Policy Development

    This 7 page paper addresses several specific issues related to HRM. These include: why are line managers becoming more involved in HR policy development and implementation; implications of an aging workforce, a diverse workforce and skill deficiencies in the work force; how labor shortage is affecting HRM; internal versus external recruiting; example of HR practice that supported organization strategies and that were not consistent with organization strategies. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Student Case Study on Viking Sewing Machines

    This 10 page paper examines a case study on Viking Sewing Machines that has been supplied by the student. The paper answers four questions regarding the skills and benefit that are brought to the company by the new CEO, the changes in the company, the strategic capabilities and the key factors of the future success of the company. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Settlement, Secrecy, and Smith Barney

    This 5 page paper examines why many plaintiffs, including Pamela K. Martens have not settled in the Smith Barney sexual discrimination case. The paper then outlines why such settlements should not be shrouded in secrecy and how this leaves a bias towards the employer. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Settlement, Secrecy, and Smith Barney

    This 5 page paper examines why many plaintiffs, including Pamela K. Martens have not settled in the Smith Barney sexual discrimination case. The paper then outlines why such settlements should not be shrouded in secrecy and how this leaves a bias towards the employer. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Portable Printer Marketing and Business Plan

    A 5 page paper providing a mission statement, SWOT analysis, business and marketing plan for the PalmPrint, a truly portable printer designed for use with handheld computers. The PalmPrint represents the next generation of miniaturization of computer peripherals. It will appeal to the “gadget conscious” for early sales; it will appeal to serious users for sustainable growth and development because of the value it offers the user. The new generation of handheld computers elevates the class from PDA to true computer when adding a folding keyboard; addition of the PalmPrint completes the set. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sports and Target Marketing

    This 5 page paper considers the importance of target marketing and then applies this to sports readers in the age group 18 – 25 from the perspective of a magazine. The need to attract the readers and to profile the readership is shown as necessary in order to attract advertisers. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Business Decision Types

    5 pages. This paper addresses several different business discussions including sexual harassment, safety programs, bargaining units, and positive suspensions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Quality Control and the Connection Between Total Quality Management and Reengineering

    7 pages in length. When addressing the aspect of quality control, the relationship that exists between re-engineering and total quality management (TQM) is both inherent and extricable. One cannot exist without the other, inasmuch as the very essence of re-engineering means to restructure an approach that no longer proves beneficial; by incorporating the tenets of TQM, quality control experiences the synergistic outcome of combining two such rejuvenating entities. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Jobs and Stress

    This 14 page paper considers the way in which stress has become a focal point in the workplace and how employers are dealing with the apparent increases in stress levels. The paper looks at how developments have taken place and the role of counselling as a central tool in the systems that have been put in place to develop stress management. Examples are given to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Case Study on Staff Turnover Reduction

    This 7 page paper considers a case supplied by the student where a large company is suffering from high levels of employee turnover. Based on theoretical models the writer shows why this turnover may be occurring, the types of people that may be staying, how they are feeling, and how management may change the situation to increase retention and motivation. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Learning, Organizational and Personal Levels

    This 8 page paper considers how learning may be facilitated at both a personal and organisational level. Looking at the model of a learning organisation the characteristics are outlined before example cases are examined to show how a learning organisation operates. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Decisions in Management Accounting Cases

    A 5 page paper assessing two management accounting cases. One addresses whether a one-location retail establishment should eliminate one department and expand another, one addresses the inability of a company’s board to determine where the company’s profits and losses lie due to inept accounting. Includes 3 tables. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Daycare Facilities and the Workplace

    A 6 page paper evaluating the legal, ethical and social implications of the workplace daycare facility. The workplace daycare facility carries no apparent negatives and thus quantifies as a strong positive. A possible negative could be increased cost for the business, but that increased cost likely will be offset by increased worker productivity (less worry about children); fewer days absent (children come to work when schools are closed); and reduced employee turnover. All three of these likely will save the organization far more than the daycare will cost, so the net effect of the possible negative becomes a strong positive for the organization as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cyber Cafe Setup Business Plan

    This 9 page paper is a plan to convert a café into a cyber café. The paper lays out the background ands the plans to carry out the conversion including a Gantt chart and a capital costing budget. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Marketing Lexus G's Series and Mercedes Benz E Class

    This 8 page paper compares the marketing strategies of these two companies. Specific topics include: target markets; relationship marketing; promotional strategies; marketing mix, such as product, promotion, distribution, selling, public relations, pricing strategy; a comparison of Web sites and the audience they seem to be targeting; international marketing and recommendations for Mercedes to compete better with Lexus. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Strategic HRM and TQM

    An 8 page paper. The writer has selected two articles that act as the basis for this essay about human resource management: one focuses on the theoretical foundations for strategic human resource management, the other focuses on the relationship between total quality management and human resource management. The essay provides a brief overview of what each article reports and supports the conclusions with other literature. The writer than discusses the value of each approach. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis of United Kingdom Supermarket Chains Safeway, Iceland, Asda, Sainsbury, and Tesco

    This 7 page paper considers the UK retail food industry and how pressures have been changing, including the situation prior to the use of e-commerce and the impact that has resulted from internet shopping. Using many examples and looking at companies such as Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Iceland and Safeway, strategies are considered and the attraction of the market as a result of the changes is assessed. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Western and Eastern Management

    A 10 page paper comparing management approaches in the East and West hemispheres. Management in the East and management in the West has been seen in the past as being two totally different concepts, similar only in the fact that they each are intended to result in effective management of the organization. The trend of globalization has done much to even out many of those differences, however, as has increased attention to transparency in management. Economic difficulties in both the East and West have obliged organizations in each to operate more efficiently, which in turn has led businesses of both origins to be more pragmatic in their operations. The result to date has been that Eastern management is less circumspect than in the past; Western management has begun to acknowledge more than only the bottom line and quarterly results. Management in the East and West has begun to converge into another form that has taken the best of both. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Definition and Discussion of Executive Coaching

    A 15 page paper defining executive coaching and discussing its immense rise in popularity over the past decade. Executive coaching is expanding rapidly, continuing to find greater numbers of areas in which it can be useful. As much as business has changed over the past several years, the executive coach can be a valuable asset to the executive hoping to advance or retain a current position, and taking part in leading his company to greater profitability. A blend of management and psychology, executive coaching is growing at a rate of 40 percent annually. The globalization of business is a fact of life that will not change, and the face of US business may be in the process of reinventing itself again. Not only is executive coaching growing rapidly in the present, it is likely to continue to do so for years to come. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Scientific Management and Taylor's Theories

    This 9 page paper examines the theories of Taylor and his development of Scientific management in order to access the relevance of these ideas today in a contemporary work environment. The paper agues that the model is still very relevant due to the way socially and the employment relationship has evolved. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Successful Management and the Value of Perspective

    This 5 page paper looks at how an understanding of perception can help make better Managers. The paper includes what is meant by perception, the importance of comprehension and how it can effect the management of equal opportunities. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Shipping Operations and Operations Management Objectives

    A 5 page paper. The goal of operations management is to increase customer satisfaction, productivity and efficiency. There are many approaches to accomplishing this goal and numerous tools the operations manager can use. This essay discusses what operations management is. It then discuses the major challenge for shipping companies and the effectiveness of automation. Finally, the writer uses FedEx as an example of how a shipping company can greatly improve operations using different techniques, including technology, teams and incentives. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Organizations and Currency Risk Management

    A 10 page paper discussing the external and internal need for managing the currency risk that organizations increasingly deal with as globalization continues to increase. The trend brings with it the need to equalize business results based on widely varying changes in world currencies. In recent years, the dollar has been strong relative to other major currencies of the world, and while good for the US economy, a dollar greatly stronger than other major world currencies creates a bevy of problems for multinational organizations. Because currency values are never static but can be depended on to regularly change in exchange value, organizations must devise measures that minimize the effects of that currency exchange rate movement. The paper provides several corporate examples, including Caterpillar, Merck, Honeywell and Dow Chemical. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • HRM Changes

    7 pages. A thorough look at changes in human resource management in recent years in regards to the interaction with employees and the way employees are managed. One could say that human resource management today is just 'old wine in new bottles' because the basics don't change but the words and presentation do. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • TQM Implementation

    This 10 page paper explores the relationship and importance of human resource management, operations management and corporate culture when implementing total quality management. The writer begins by discussing the need for total commitment to the principles of TQM. The writer then discusses the need for the appropriate culture and climate and the essential role of human resource management for successful implementation of TQM. The essay includes a case study example, using FedEx and the operational changes this company made to implement the TQM principles. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Competition Issues and Microsoft

    This 5 page paper comments on three issues: The effect on share prices of Microsoft's Internet competitors when Microsoft acquires companies; Whether or not Microsoft competitors are threatened by Microsoft's financial moves; and If the financial market should feel threatened by Microsoft's dominance in the operating system market. For the first issue, the writer provides three examples of recent acquisitions and makes general comments. The second issue is approached by demonstrating how, in at least one market, other companies give more competition to Microsoft than the other way around. Finally, the writer discusses Microsoft's smart card operating system and the threat this poses. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Company Conflict Management

    5 pages. Conflict management styles differ from company to company. This paper discusses the conflict management styles engaged at Ernst and Young, and compares it to one's own personal preference for conflict management. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Company Conflict Management

    5 pages. Conflict management styles differ from company to company. This paper discusses the conflict management styles engaged at Ernst and Young, and compares it to one's own personal preference for conflict management. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Hong Kong Labor Market Trends

    This 75 page dissertation papers examines the labour market in Hong Kong. The paper begins by exploring the impact that global economic slowdown is having on the Hong Kong labour market, looking first at the economy globally and the problem of over-capacity and then at the specific impacts the global economy is having on Hong Kong as well as more local impacts, such as the transfer of rule to China. The writer then looks at the development of the labour market and how the economic changes have forced the structure of the labour market to change away form the more traditional manufacturing to new technology and the desire to build knowledge based economy. Issues such as the skills shortage, the disadvantages and advantages of the links with China and its’ membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and the role of vocational training are all considered before the conclusion that within Hong Kong occupational trends demonstrate a new economy. The bibliography cites 61 sources.

  • Overview of Facilities Management

    An 8 page paper discussing the role of facilities management and the roles of those involved in it. All business is obliged to operate as efficiently as possible in today’s competitive environment, and most are looking for additional ways of decreasing internal costs. The paper discusses the role of the facilities manager and workers as well as considerations in establishing facilities goals and objectives. It proposes that an appropriate measure is that of decreasing time devoted to “trouble” calls parallel to increasing time spent in preventive maintenance. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Technology and Privacy Rights

    A 6 page contention that individual expectations of privacy are decreasing radically with advancements in modern technology. In spite of recent legislation recognizing the importance of privacy, for example the Human Rights Act of 1998, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, and the Information Protection Act of 1998; our privacy is being intruded upon in both our personal and professional lives. Indeed, personal surveillance is becoming more widespread, more continuous, more intense, and more secretive than it has been at any other point in our past. This occurs both through the use of high tech equipment like cameras and computerized monitoring programs but also through the interception of personal computerized data. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Internet Marketing of Nokia to Students

    This 26 page paper considers the role of the internet in order to assess if it is suited to the selling of Nokia mobile telephones and accessorises to a target market of students. The paper first looks at marketing on the internet and the potential market before considering the way in which the target market and the product fit in with e-marketing concepts and how that market can be accessed. This includes discussion of internet service providers, e-commerce solution and security issues as well as marketing. The recommendation is that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages and that the launch of a site should proceed with caution. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Marketing Campaign Case Study Development

    This 10 page paper designs a marketing campaign for a student health clinic that is to be held once a week in a rural school. The paper considers the service and the target market as well as the budget, then using marketing theory and the way it has been applied by commercial companies to a similar target to develop a hard hitting and effective campaign. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Management and Ethics

    A 6 page paper discussing the ethics involved in the Ford-Firestone tire fiasco. The Ford – Firestone fiasco began in earnest during the summer of 2000, the point at which neither company could continue to ignore the mounting problems with the combination of the Ford Explorer and Firestone tires. Neither company gave inordinate attention to the problems until forced to by consumer pressure aided by one particular lawsuit. The purpose here is to examine the ethical issues involved, particularly as they apply to Firestone. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • History, Brands, and Product Life Cycles

    This 4 page paper considers why a brand with a long history, or the perception of a long history may not be as successful as a more up to date brand. The paper considers the role of the product or brand lifecycle and the impact historical association may have on a brand and the need for brand renewal. Examples are cited to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Sales Management and Sales

    A 7 page paper assessing several points in sales. Sales trainer Thom Hopkins has said that sales is the easiest low-paying job or the hardest high-paying one anyone could ever have. The purpose here is to assess how the sales manager, sales psychology and formal sales training can positively affect outcomes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sales Management and Sales

    A 7 page paper assessing several points in sales. Sales trainer Thom Hopkins has said that sales is the easiest low-paying job or the hardest high-paying one anyone could ever have. The purpose here is to assess how the sales manager, sales psychology and formal sales training can positively affect outcomes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Internet Marketing

    This 8 page paper considers how marketing o the internet can take place, The paper begins by considering the market itself, its’ development and future potential of e-commerce. The paper then looks at the opportunities it presents and how it need to market in order to fit in with the purchasing models that are emerging. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Employees and Electronic Monitoring

    A 3 page paper. The writer comments about the beginnings of electronic monitoring and how that translated the workplace. The writer then discusses the increase in the proportion of employers who electronically monitor their employees and some of the reasons they do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Oral Business Communication Research Study Proposal

    A 13 page communication research proposal. The problem is that what constitutes effective oral communication is not always well defined, at least in practice. This provides the foundation for the significance of the study and for the objectives of determining what types of approaches are most effective. The research question is that of determining what types of communications tools that effective managers use to inform and persuade, regardless of audience type. Though styles may change according to the needs of the group of focus at the moment, effective oral communication should contain the same message when delivered for diverse audiences. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Oral Business Communication Research Study Proposal

    A 13 page communication research proposal. The problem is that what constitutes effective oral communication is not always well defined, at least in practice. This provides the foundation for the significance of the study and for the objectives of determining what types of approaches are most effective. The research question is that of determining what types of communications tools that effective managers use to inform and persuade, regardless of audience type. Though styles may change according to the needs of the group of focus at the moment, effective oral communication should contain the same message when delivered for diverse audiences. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • A Lack of Communication Resulting in a Rain of Fish

    This 3-page paper focuses on a workplace situation, in which poor communications led to a cargo-full of fish flying out on an airplane -- but the fish shouldn't have been there. Topics under discussion include chain of command and methods of communication.

  • Taco Bell's LMS

    This 4-page paper is an analysis of a study performed on Taco Bell's Labor-Management System (LMS) and its effectiveness on labor distribution and customer service.

  • Taco Bell's LMS

    This 4-page paper is an analysis of a study performed on Taco Bell's Labor-Management System (LMS) and its effectiveness on labor distribution and customer service.

  • The Hospitality Industry and the Americans with Disabilities Act

    This 8 page paper looks at the Americans With Disabilities Act and how it affects the hospitality industry. ADA is defined. Cases related to various industries in the hospitality sector are provided. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Essay on Management Skills and Philosophies

    A 28 page paper. This essay first reviews some of the many schools or philosophies of management, such as the behavior school, the transformation school, total quality management. The next section discusses the many functions and roles of the manager. The four basic functions most often cited are explained. Mintzberg's 10 Management Roles are also reviewed. One study that looked at the effect of national context in terms of developing personnel is reviewed. A comprehensive discussion of the skills needed for effective management is then provided. Besides discussing the skills as cited in the literature, the writer provides a correlation between the functions of management and the skills needed for each function. The essay concludes with a summary and conclusions. Bibliography lists 28 sources.

  • Overview of Management

    A 38 page paper. What is management? What are the functions of management? What are the skills needed to be an effective manager? These are the questions answered in this comprehensive essay. The essay begins with an introductory overview. The next section explains and discuses a number of the schools of management/philosophies of management, including TQM, systems, behavioral approach, transformational, strategic and others naming many of the internationally known experts. A discussion of management functions and roles is next in the essay. The four major functions of management are discussed as are the levels of management. The ten roles of management according to Mintzberg are identified and discussed. The skills needed for effective management as presented by a number of scholars and practitioners are discussed in the next section. Skills are also correlated with the functions of management. The essay ends with a summary and conclusion. The essay includes some specific discussions related to the United Kingdom. 2 Tables are included. Bibliography lists 48 sources.

  • Making Management Decisions and IS Technology

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of the issue of the use of technology, with the case example of it's use for a PATH clinic that provides holistic services. For many organizations, the use of information systems technology in management decision-making is limited by the applicability for company operations. Management teams can only utilize information systems technology that corresponds with existing operational pieces, and decision-making is often limited by the software and hardware systems that are currently in use. This paper relates these to the specific case example. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Examination of Employee Absenteeism

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of absenteeism in the workplace and outlines a study of possible reasons for this problem. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Case Study on Atchison Corporation

    This 7 page paper looks at the Harvard Business School case study of the Atchison Corporation. The case concerns a company where there has been increasing sales but decreasing profit following the appointment of a new CEO. The case outlines how the approach to the sales force needs to change to increase productivity by increasing motivation and valuing their contribution as well as supporting them with the marketing function. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Answering 4 Operations Management Questioins

    This 15 page paper responds to four questions that address how certain environmental events or conditions would affect operations management in corporations. The first question discuses the effects of an increase or decrease in tariffs. The beef industry and the higher tariff in Japan is used as an example. Second, what effect would more stringent air and water quality laws have on operations. The Kodak company's problems with the EPA are explained in this discussion. The next issue has to do with the expectation for greater employee empowerment in the workplace. FedEx is the example used in this discussion. Finally, what would be the effect on operations management if there was an outbreak of a serious disease. For this question, the essay first comments on the SARS epidemic and the effects on two companies in Asia. Ebola is used as an example, also. The anthrax attack and the change in operations with the U.S. postal service is also discussed. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Nonprofit Hospital's Strategic Management Plan

    This 5-page paper focuses on the case of a hypothetical non-profit hospital, and the need for a solid strategic plan to handle issues such as spiraling health care costs, resentful patients and unmotivated staff. To explain how the hospital would handle these situations, the paper discusses two similar "real life" scenarios and how they can be applied to the subject of the paper. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Italian Economic Conditions

    A 9 page paper discussing economic conditions and the business environment in Italy, the world’s sixth largest economy. Conventional wisdom holds that countries that would be attractive to business must have favorable tax structures and decreasing levels of regulation. Italy provides counterpoint to that argument. One of the world’s leading bureaucracies, Italy is prospering despite suffering the effects of “revolving door” government and business-oppressive social policies. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Power Point presentation available.

  • Global Environment Management

    This 8-page paper discusses handling of the global environment and includes discussions about how local companies suddenly find themselves in a global market (how they got there, and how they work within the market). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Organization Success and Efficient Management's Important Role

    This 5 page paper argues that efficient management is essential for any company to be successful. The paper looks at the ways that management can influence the work place, such as though the management of employees and how this can add value to the processes. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Contemporary Law Practice and Technology

    A 19 page contention that technology has impacted the manner in which law is practiced in a multitude of ways. From the perspective of the forensics which can be used to prove innocence or guilt, to the way we communicate with other law professionals or even our clients, to the way we conduct our research, to the way we manage our offices, technology has taken more and more importance. The modern attorney has been quick to embrace this technology. Its incorporation cannot safely occur, however, without deliberate attention to a multitude of issues. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Contemporary Corporate Sector and Social Responsibility

    The way in which businesses undertake their operations in terms of moral or ethical behaviour will vary according the underlying values of management. This 8 page paper considers the different approaches and if the corporation should be seen as an agent of society. The different schools of thought are examined before the best approach is decided upon. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Total Quality Management and Customer Service

    This 42-page paper discusses how the concept of customer service and satisfaction can be tied to the concept of Total Quality Management (TQM). The paper discusses the history and reasons for TQM, why it's so important to customer service and how these two match up. Also presented are case studies of how TQM has benefited customer satisfaction. Bibilography lists 15 sources.

  • Essays on Computer Management

    This 5-page paper provides a series of questions to be answered dealing with technology and computers. Questions include ethics over selling names to other businesses, competitive advantage and technology, how to configure a system for a small business and advice to an employee who is looking for a promotion

  • 3 Aspects of HRM

    A 15 page paper that explores three broad aspects of human resource management The first is the evolution of personnel administration to human resource management and the reported differences between the two. The second investigates the roles and functions of human resource management and discusses staffing, performance appraisal, administration, i.e. record-keeping, and change management. The writer comments on the external and internal environments. The last section discuses the link between human resource management and business objectives. Strategic human resource management is described. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Computer System and Development Government Agency Fiasco

    This 3-page paper describes a case study involving a government agency that spent $1 million on a systems development project that never ended up being used. The paper discusses how the agency and contractor could have handled things differently, and whether, based on the case, government agencies shouldn't have custom software written for them. Bibliography list 1 source.

  • TQM and HRM

    This 3-page paper attempts to answer why human resource management would be of interest to a company wishing to implement total quality management. The paper discusses both concepts, then compares them to one another. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Small Business Venture and Receiving Government Assistance

    A 7 page paper. The question was: What types of government programs or other assistance is available to start-up businesses? The writer discusses some of the many programs and the vast amount of information available for small business entrepreneurs through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Some of the programs discusses are the more than 75 Online courses that can be accessed. Some of the hundreds of publications available, such as the Startup Guide, the Small Business Management Series (SBA) Publications and the Success Series along with workbooks available for many of these courses. The essay also provides an overview of the SBA loan guaranty program. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Comparison Between Microsoft and Time Warner

    This 7-page paper offers a qualitative and quantative analysis between Time Warner and Microsoft. The main question is which would be the better company in which to invest. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Joseph Badaracco Jr.'s Leading Quietly

    This 6 page paper discusses the book, Leading Quietly, by Joseph Badaracco, Jr. Emphasis is on the Olsen sexual harassment case and its resoltuion. A philosophical discussion includes several alternative solutions and a debate on the one chosen by Olsen. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Research Methodology on Women and the Glass Ceiling

    5 pages in length. The writer provides details to the qualitative approach for researching women and the glass ceiling, as well as discusses specific circumstances where women have broken through the man-made corporate world. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Student Case Study on the Flying Pizza Restaurant Chain

    This 20 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. Flying Pizza are a chain of upmarket pizza restaurants. One branch is under performing, has a terrible culture with low motivation and no training. The paper starts by looking at how change can be introduced and a training programme developed. The way in which learning styles will impact on training methods is considered in the second part of the paper, and the use of motivation theory and empowerment is looked at in the third part of the paper. Issues such as the development of an appraisal system and disciplinary and grievance procedures are also considered. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Positive Accounting Theory and Environmental Accounting

    This 5 page paper discusses the statement that positive accounting theory can explain the greening of financial accounting disclosure but that it cannot provide a framework for improving it. The paper considers the link between positive accounting theory (PAT) and how it does or does not explain the increasing disclosure of environmental reporting and whether it provides a framework for such disclosure. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Organizational Innovation and Creativity Enhancement

    A 16 page paper that begins with an abstract. The introduction comments on the dearth of studies that offer empirical evidence of the effects of creativity in a company and also addresses the difficulties with the topic, including dualisms. The writer then explains and discusses the controversy regarding models of creativity and offers an introduction to two specific models designed to enhance creativity in the organization. Creative problem solving is discussed next, including techniques that have been found to be effective. The writer then turns to a case study of the business community Hong Kong, in general, and which models and techniques would likely help as they face new challenges in the market. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Marketing Principles, Brand Loyalty and Globalization

    This 11-page paper examines the idea that the international marketer needs to consider marketing principles (such as brand loyalty and segmentation) to succeed. The paper provides literature to support this point. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Purpose of Performance Appraisals

    A 7 page paper. The writer begins with the ultimate purpose of performance appraisals and then discusses the value of the 360-degree feedback approach. The process, advantages and disadvantages are discussed. The writer comments on the appropriateness of this particular approach as a means for employees to evaluate the performance of their managers. The writer also discuses the conditions under which customers should evaluate employees and managers. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Management Practices and Factors That Affect Them

    A 6 page paper. Three general topics are briefly discussed. The effect of technology on management practices; the effect of changing socio-cultural factors on management and the effect of economic conditions on management. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Research Proposal for Sri Lanka's Re Branding

    This 5 page paper is a research proposal to find out the most effective way of re-branding goods in Sri Lanka to both the consumer and business market. The paper is an introduction and proposes a clear and easy to follow methodology. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Functions of Companies' Human Resource (HR) Departments

    This 5 page paper begins with a comment on the outsourcing trend in human resource management. It then describes six of the many functions of human resource departments and comments on how they are linked to achieving organizational goals and adding value. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Organizations, HRM, and the Impact of Trends in the Labor Market

    This 14 page paper consider how the way that human resource management takes place and is delivered within an organisation is adapting due to changes in the labour market. There are many changes, for example an aging workforce. The paper considers how HRM is seen in the real world and uses examples to show how the changes are manifesting. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Supply Chain and Radio Frequency Identification Contributions

    Radio Frequency Identification has been cited as having a great deal of potential to create value in the supply chain. This 10 page paper is a dissertation proposal to study how this technology may create value. The paper includes a lengthy literature review as well as objectives and methodology. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Human Resources Management and Boeing

    This 6-page paper covers discussions about human resources management programs, specifically at Boeing. Discussions include literature pertaining to Boeing HR (including safety factors and knowledge management), as well as other issues to consider in developing a strong HR program. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Human Resources Management and Boeing

    This 6-page paper covers discussions about human resources management programs, specifically at Boeing. Discussions include literature pertaining to Boeing HR (including safety factors and knowledge management), as well as other issues to consider in developing a strong HR program. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Ethics Code, Progressive Discipline, and Conduct Code

    This 4 page paper responds to five questions: Can a code of conduct be an ethics code if it only restates legal requirements? Provide an example of an ethics code that goes beyond the law. What are some of the best practices for promoting an ethics code? Identify five employee behaviors that are less justifiable grounds for termination. Provide an example of a progressive discipline process. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Nail Clippers' Marketing

    This 12 page paper is a plan to launch a new style of nail clipper into the market. The paper starts with a Gantt chart showing the stages from development and manufacture to end user. The paper develops a marketing strategy, looks at positioning, target market, pricing, distribution and general strategy. An outline budget is also included. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Communications Skills of Oprah Winfrey

    This 5-page paper discusses the communication styles and philosophies of talk show host Oprah Winfrey and how such styles and philosophies can be put to good use with an organization.

  • Historical and Economic Effects of Lean Manufacturing

    A 5 page paper discussing lean manufacturing. “Lean manufacturing” is the current incarnation of the concept of Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing, an outgrowth of and partner to Total Quality Management (TQM). The evolution of the two concepts within the current business environment has led to the new terminology, and the concept of lean manufacturing reflects the changes. The purpose here is to review lean manufacturing’s history and to assess how it affects the US economy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Historical and Economic Effects of Lean Manufacturing

    A 5 page paper discussing lean manufacturing. “Lean manufacturing” is the current incarnation of the concept of Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing, an outgrowth of and partner to Total Quality Management (TQM). The evolution of the two concepts within the current business environment has led to the new terminology, and the concept of lean manufacturing reflects the changes. The purpose here is to review lean manufacturing’s history and to assess how it affects the US economy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Strategic Management and Value Chain Analysis

    A 4 page paper discussing the increased interest in value chain analysis for internal organizational assessment. Value chain analysis can identify opportunities available to the organization that otherwise could have remained obscure, and it can provide insight into the creation of new approaches to the same business. It is also better suited to assessing the relevance of projects undertaken in collaboration with other businesses. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Organizational Knowledge and Knowledge Management

    An 8 page paper that begins by describing organizational knowledge and the primary modes to create knowledge. The writer discusses the importance of managing knowledge and the estimated amount lost by corporations because they do not share knowledge. The essay then focuses on communities of practice as a useful model for sharing knowledge and even for generating new knowledge. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Overview of Target Corporation Employee Programs

    This 5-page paper is an example of a job analysis and redesign for an employee at Target Corp. Topics discussed include rewards and motivations used by the company, the job itself, and potential ways to boost motivation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Supply Chain Management of Nike

    A 6 page paper discussing the case of Nike’s early-century missteps, particularly that which involved upsetting its own supply chain. Nike does not have the luxury of becoming arrogant on the scale that IBM did in the early 1990s. IBM found it was not indispensable to its customers as it had believed; evidence from Nike’s constant struggle with those that overtake the leading position in the industry (i.e., New Balance and Adidas) indicates that Nike should already be painfully aware of that fact. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Supply Chain Management at Carrefour

    A 6 page paper discussing supply chain management at Carrefour, a large retailer that maintains “hypercenters” in much of the world. Carrefour maintains regional service centers with which stores place orders. The company combines those orders, divides them and distributes product to stores in 24 hours or less. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • International Business and the Implications of Religion and Ethics

    This 3-page paper discusses ethical and religious climates in other countries, and how multinational businesses need to regard these factors when it comes to doing business in such countries.

  • Writing and Its Importance to Management

    This 3-page paper is an argumentative essay dealing with why writing is so important in a managerial role. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Preestablished Brand Relaunching

    This 5 page paper is a proposal for a study to determine which factors will help detainee a successful brand re-launch. The paper outlines the research problem and why it is an important area of study and then proposes a framework that could be used to examine these issues. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • WalMart Market Planning and Internationalization Theory

    This 16 page paper is written in two parts. The first part considers different aspects of internationalisation theory, how and why international trade occurs and the way it may be managed. The second part considers ho Wal-Mart may assess a market ready for the entrance of its core product; Wal-Mart supermarket chain. China is chosen as the destination country and the analysis looks at who well Wal-Mart will fit into China. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Southwest Airlines Report Analysis of Investment, Valuation, and Capital Structure

    A 9 page paper discussing Southwest’s history, corporate culture, capital structure, management and financial results for the purpose of performing investment analysis. Still boasting that it has had 54 consecutive profitable quarters, Southwest would have lost money in 1Q2003 and 1Q2004 without its successful fuel-hedging activities. It still clings to the never-a-losing-quarter mantra, and it leads its industry in market capitalization. Southwest is among the most fiscally conservative of all the commercial passenger airlines, despite its active fuel-hedging activities. Hedging generally is not looked on as a conservative measure, but compared to the wild swings and increases in fuel costs, hedging is more conservative in today’s climate than is not hedging. The investor determined to own a transportation stock - and specifically an aviation stock – absolutely should consider Southwest Airlines. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • New Systems Development and a Literature Review of Operations Management

    This 4 page paper looks at the literature concerning the way in which a collage enrolment system should be designed. The paper draws from different areas of operations management to indicate the way that this should take place. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • An Overseas Market for One Sportswear Company

    This 7-page paper provides an overview of whether or not Columbia Sportswear should establish retail outlets in China (where it already has manufacturing plants) and if it should join with other companies to advise a lowering of Chinses textile imports into the U.S. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Importance of Scheduling and Location

    This 4 page paper is a literature review looking at the research on scheduling and associated location issues and includes a brief consideration of time and motion studies. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Business Communication Skills Development

    This 6-page paper discusses the importance of communication in a business setting (between supervisors and the workforce). Topics discussed include different types of communication (written and oral) and provides recommendations on how such communication can be effective. Bibliiography lists 4 sources.

  • Richard Daft's Management Concepts and the Life Cycle Theory

    This 7-page paper discusses product lifecycles in connection with Ford's Mustang car. Also presented are Richard Daft's management theories, and how they tie into lifecycle theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Richard Daft's Management Concepts and the Life Cycle Theory

    This 7-page paper discusses product lifecycles in connection with Ford's Mustang car. Also presented are Richard Daft's management theories, and how they tie into lifecycle theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • California's Migrant Mexican Farm Workers

    This 4 page paper examines Migrant Mexican Farm Workers in California and takes a look at how they live. The topic is looked at in historical perspective. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Public Policy and Marketing Ethics

    This 10-page paper discusses marketing ethics and marketing theories, particularly the contingency theory, which helps marketers analyze the complex and ever-changing conditions of the marketplace. It also defines needs and wants, and briefly discusses public policy in regard to consumerism. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • CompUSA Inventory Management

    This 5 page paper considers the importance of inventory management and looks at what is meant by 'Just In Time'(JIT) stock control. The paper then examines the stock system used by CompUSA and considers if this is a true JIT system. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Cinema and the Placement of Products

    A 9 page paper which examines product placemtn in films. The films examined are "Dawn of the Dead," "E.T.," "Minority Report," and Tim Burton's "Batman." Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Levels of Management and its Challenges

    This 6-page paper discusses the challenges and issues faced by manageres on the front-line, middle and upper levels in this day and age, due to the changing corporate structures. Also included is a discussion of non-traditional management pressures. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Impact of eCommerce on B2B Supply Chain Study Proposal

    This 8 page paper outlines a proposal to identify the way in which to the logistics of business to business e-commerce can be managed to gain the most efficient form of supply chain. The proposal looks at the problem, the questions to be answered, gives a brief literature review and specifies a methodology include time scale. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Stock System Design

    This 7 page paper is an outline for information needed to deign a stock control system. The paper looks at who the users are and the way they use the system, a potential questionnaire to assess the needs of the operational users and description of the potential design for the new systems functional and non functional requirements. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Corporate Identity and Image

    Corporate identity and corporate image are becoming increasingly important to companies and organisations. This 3 page paper explains the relationship between the two and critically evaluates the tools that a company might use to communicate its image to stakeholders and other influences. The paper illustrates points raised with real examples. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Customer Relationship Management and its Relation to E-Commerce

    is seen by many as having a great deal of potential to add to the value chain, creating better information and enhancing the relationship between the supplier and the buyer. This 20 page paper considers applications of CRM to e-commerce. There is a great deal of potential synergy in this market, but there are also problems. The paper considers these problems and presents some guidelines by which CRM and E-commerce should be integrated. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Entrepreneur Henry Ford

    This 5-page paper explores Henry Ford, the definition of entrepreneurism, and why Ford could be considered an enterpreneur. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • HRM and its Role in Corporate Strategy

    This 12-page paper discusses the role of human resources management in a company's strategy. Topics discussed include interviewing and testing, employee management and financial incentives. Bibliiography lists 1 source.

  • Wi Fi Network Selection and Integration

    This paper looks at the decision to adopt Wi-Fi and the way it may be implemented. The paper is written using a range of secondary looking at the current technological abilities and the potential future developments. The paper shows the different choices and outlines the advantages and disadvantages of the different choices, paying particular attention to the 802.11 family and then consider how a wireless network can be implemented and integrated with existing an IT infrastructure in a company. The bibliography cites 10 sources

  • Hair Gallery International's Public Relations Enhancement

    A 10 page paper describing a proposed public relations effort. Hair Gallery International is a successful salon near Irvine, California that seeks to become a greater part of the community and to solidify its relationships with current customers while also developing new ones. The framework in which this public relations effort will be undertaken is characterized by the RACE acronym: research, action/planning, communication and evaluation. The paper addresses each component specifically and includes a customer survey questionnaire. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Project Management Leadership

    This 6 page paper considers the following statement "Project managers are expected to be leaders,[but] the truth is that everyone on a project team can and should demonstrate leadership skills as appropriate to the project’s needs. As project professionals, we must continually enhance our people skills and leadership ability. The paper discusses this relating to technical and strategic requirements in project management. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Project Management Leadership

    This 6 page paper considers the following statement "Project managers are expected to be leaders,[but] the truth is that everyone on a project team can and should demonstrate leadership skills as appropriate to the project’s needs. As project professionals, we must continually enhance our people skills and leadership ability. The paper discusses this relating to technical and strategic requirements in project management. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • 2002 until 2005 Nike Stock Changes

    A 5 page paper discussing changes in Nike's stock and comparing it with that of Reebok and Skechers. Reebok has grown slowly but steadily over the past three years as Skechers has struggled with managerial problems. Nike had been stalled for some time as investors decided what to do with the ethical charges against it. When Nike finally realized that those problems would not just "go away" and began addressing them, the company's fortunes improved right away. It probably will not grow as rapidly in the future, but Reebok and certainly Skechers will have a difficult time catching up to Nike. Includes 2 charts and 2 tables. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Example Entrance Essay

    This 4 page paper is an example of an entrance essay where a student has to tell a business school how their back ground might enhance and broaden their own learning and those of their your classmates. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Strategic Plan for Dell

    A 6 page paper providing two sections of a strategic plan – Plan Goals and Implementation and Financial Projections and Analysis – for a larger strategic plan for Dell. The plan calls for Dell to modify its Indian customer service call center to handle more customer requests in chat than by voice, preserving Dell's ability to realize cost savings by using an Indian call center while also providing superlative technical expertise without invoking communications barriers based on Indian accents. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Relationship Between Risk Management And Project Management

    This 3 page paper explains and explores the link between risk management and project management, arguing that risk assessment ad management is an essential part of any project management. The paper uses the example of Robert Mondavi Winery to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Changing the Structure of Wimpey

    This 16 page paper looks at the construction company Wimpey arguing that is has a functional bureaucratic structure that is evolving towards a divisional structure, but that it would benefit from developing a matrix structure. The paper demonstrates this by looking at the company and the current practices that indicate structure and looking at the theory and practice of matrix or network based structures before arguing why and how this could benefit Wimpey. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Improving Diversity Recruiting

    A 5 page paper proposal to assess a tool supply company for increased diversity in its recruiting. Project phases include assessing CEO commitment, human capital, corporate communications and supplier diversity separately, combining results to gain an overall view but keeping divisional results separate as well to facilitate closer examination. Human capital and supplier diversity will be more quantitative, but CEO commitment and corporate communications will need to be assessed using qualitative tools such as the case study. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Matrix Structures for Business

    This 6 page paper examines how and why matrix structures can add value to companies or projects where management adopt the structure. The paper argues that the value is added as long as the culture and attitudes support the matrix. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • The Case of the Solar Trash Compactor

    This 7 page paper looks at the case of an entrepreneur who has developed a solar powered trash compactor. The paper starts by assessing the idea using the characteristics of attractiveness, durability and timeliness. The paper then assesses the business plan and the projects in a case study, looking at the weaknesses and the strengths.

  • The Case of the Solar Trash Compactor

    This 7 page paper looks at the case of an entrepreneur who has developed a solar powered trash compactor. The paper starts by assessing the idea using the characteristics of attractiveness, durability and timeliness. The paper then assesses the business plan and the projects in a case study, looking at the weaknesses and the strengths.

  • Product Operations Management and Services Operations Management

    This 7 page paper considers the differences in management of a company selling products and companies providing services from the perspective of an operations manager. The paper looks at the similarities in the way customer satisfaction needs t be created and discusses the tools that could be utilized to ensure that the services are meeting the market needs. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Creating Value with ERP Enterprise Resource Planning

    (ERP)is becoming more popular, this 17 page paper considers how ERP may be used to create value and why it may sometimes fail. The paper starts by looking at the reasons firms may choose to migrate to an ERP system, the benefits of that system and the potential. The paper then looks at the way the implementation should be managed before considering the way in which a bank has used ERP to create value. The bibliography cites 19 sources.

  • Advertising Hershey Chocolate

    A 7 page paper tracing the advertising of Hershey chocolate from the 1930s through the 1990s and into the present for the purpose of assessing message changes over time. It can be argued that advertising changes society, but in the case of Hershey's chocolate it needed to follow society rather than seeking to change it as leading products changed from cocoa to candy in individual servings. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Marketing Information System

    A 6 page paper discussing the use of marketing information. The marketing information system is comprised of internal data, marketing intelligence and marketing research. Each form of information has its place in consumer and business behavioral models; the purpose here is to assess those facts for both consumer and business buying behavior models. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Designing for Diversity

    A 6 page paper consisting of slide contents and speaker notes for a 6-slide PowerPoint® presentation encouraging a young, growing company to establish and adopt commitment to diversity at the top management levels. Using Nestlé as an example – the Swiss company has only one Swiss board member – the presentation highlights the benefits of a more diverse workforce and management team, increasingly important in America now that we have surpassed population of 300 million. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Employee Satisfaction Bibliography

    This 2 page paper is a 15 item bibliography for a paper on employee satisfaction.

  • Personal Vision Of Leadership

    This 5 page paper discusses different aspects of a personal vision of leadership. These include leadership styles, how the student sees God using leadership skills, challenges as a leader and compensating for those. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Two Types of Sexual Harassment

    This 5 page paper provides definitions for the two types of sexual harassment. Legal definitions are discussed. Examples are included. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Changes in the Music Industry

    This 6 page paper examines music downloading and how the transition from free music to paid downloads is discussed. Napster and iTunes are two sites noted. Ethical issues are addressed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Exporting Vegetables to Thailand

    An 11 page paper examining Thailand as a market to receive vegetables produced in the United States. The paper discusses characteristics of the market; trade agreements between the two countries; sociocultural factors; and marketing strategies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Managerial Economics Questions

    This 4 page paper answers 4 questions concerning economics used by managers in business. These look at how to price tickets for sporting events to maximize revenue or maximize attendance, book pricing to maximize royalty revenues, how to consider reducing a potential liability and the use of different types of auction to sell goods.

  • Factors Influencing CRM Implementation in a Logistic Environment

    This 46 page paper is a proposal and literature review for research to identify the different influencing factors that are present when a firm wants to successfully introduce customer relationship management (CRM) system. The paper gives an introduction with aims and several hypotheses to be tested and then undertakes an input literature review, considering the different elements of CRM implementation that may be influential. Factors consider range from the functionality of the system, its ability to access and interpret data to the management of human factors and managing change. The paper then gives a methodology to be used for the primary research along with a short timetable and budget. The bibliography cites 41 sources.

  • Category Management

    A 20 page paper providing chapters 1 and 2 of an MBA thesis discussing category management from the retailer's perspective and hypothesizing that its use leads to greater customer satisfaction. Chapter 1 is the introduction and provides background on category management, its uses, history and development. Chapter 2 is the literature review for the project. Bibliography lists 31 sources.

  • HR Employee Benefits and the Impact of Rising Employer Costs

    The cost of employee benefits, such as payment for prescription drugs and healthcare is increasing. This 4 page paper looks at how companies are dealing with this, such as measures to limit cover, or degrease cover, increasing the level of the contribution from the employee, looking for other areas of cost cutting or ending the benefits altogether. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Ethical Issues - Globalization - Cultural Diversity

    A 17 page paper. As might be anticipated, this paper discusses a myriad of issues and topics, beginning with a brief definition of culture and globalization. The writer discusses, in detail, globalization and cultural diversity, reporting and discussing arguments that promote the premise that globalization diminishes cultures and the primes that globalization may be an advantage. The next section discusses ethical issues inherent in globalization. These focus on a respect for cultural diversity. Examples are provided. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Adding a Catering Business

    A 7 page paper providing preliminary investigation into whether Kudler Fine Foods should add a catering business. The paper discusses three articles addressing niche, technology and consumer taste. Kudler has been contemplating adding an organic department; the paper suggests creating a catering service that specializes in organic foods. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Some Barriers to Effective Implementation of a Safety Management System within an Airline Environment

    There are many pressures for constant change and implementation of new safety procedures in the airline industry. This 8 page paper looks at some of the barriers, including barriers at national level and the ICAO and the internal organizational barriers to change. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Automotive Robotics Venture

    A 6 page paper providing pro forma statements and a marketing focus for a company offering generic robotic applications to the auto maker industry in the US. When a single unskilled worker costs upwards of $100,000 annually, the cost of robotic applications is not so daunting. Generic applications that can be customized to the needs of an individual manufacturing site further increase the overall economic benefit, and it will be that point on which Applied Auto Robotics focuses in marketing its products to the entire industry, beginning with Ford and GM. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Factors of Organization Behavior and Job Satisfaction

    A 4 page paper discussing some of the contributors to job satisfaction in terms of organizational behavior. Ethical decision making can greatly improve when individuals have time to think, and "pulling the plug" on technological assistants can provide a measure of that time. Culture that matches in practice what it claims in rhetoric and enabling (and expecting) employees to act ethically all positively contribute to increased job satisfaction. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Does Global Outsourcing Lower A Firm's Costs and Improve It’s Profitability?

    This 8 page paper looks at whether global outsourcing can result in lower coasts and increase the profitability of a company. The paper looks at the theoretical reasons why outsourcing may cut costs and considers the hidden costs. Specific cases are cited and the impact on profits is considered. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Strategic Planning at Riordan Manufacturing

    A 6 page paper answering 5 questions about strategic planning, economic forecasting and creating a master budget using the fictional Riordan Manufacturing as the subject. No forecast can be expected to be absolutely accurate simply because all of the events and expectations are set in the future that no one can foretell. An accurate economic forecast should be more than a best guess and have real meaning for planning for the short-term future. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Nestle Case Study; Baby Milk Formula in the Developing World

    In the 1970’s and the 1980’s Nestle suffered as a result of their policies in the developing world for the sale of baby milk formula. This 20 page paper is written in two parts examining the problems that the company faced. The first part of the paper is written as a position paper and discusses whether the company should have continued selling the product in the developing world or if it would have been better for Nestle to withdraw from this market. The paper uses a range of ethical approaches to come to his decision. The second part of the paper looks at the issue form a public relations (PR) perspective, considering the mistakes that were made by Nestle, how and why they were made and the lessons that can be learnt. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Annotated Bibliography for Paper on Affirmative Action

    This 4 page paper is an annotated bibliography listing 8 sources of material for affirmative action.

  • The Petrochemical Industry in Saudi Arabia

    This 6 page paper examines the petrochemical industry in Saudi Arabia looking at the level of importance of the industry, the types of oil, locations of the oil fields and the level of oil reserves and the current and future capacity of the industry in Saudi Arabia. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Employee Development in the U.S. Army

    A 7 page paper discussing salient points regarding employee development and retention using training as a tool. The paper discusses the reasons for pursuing employee development and retention and offers a training plan using an approach similar to that already in use by the 84th U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Command, and it shadows the approach of both online and on-ground universities, as well as corporate training programs. LMS-centered applications are well developed and lend themselves well to employee development training within the U.S. Army. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Ideal Inventory Control for a Manufacturing Business; Economic Order Quantity

    This 20 page paper is an examination of the Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) system of inventory control. This system seeks to optimize the use of resources by deterring the most appropriate levels of stock ordering to minimise holding and order costs. The paper considers why this is a good system of stock control, how it works, whether it works with or contradicts just in time (JIT) inventory management and gives an example of its use. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Cola Wars; Marketing Case Study of Coca-Cola and Pepsi

    This 7 page paper looks at the way in which sales of Coca-Cola and Pepsi have suffered, examining this from a marketing perspective. The paper uses the product lifecycle to explain the problems and patterns seen in the marketplace and considers the way in which Pespi and Coca-Cola have and could respond to retain sales. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Benefits and Dangers of Using Personalities to Promote a Brand

    There are many examples of celebrities endorsing or taking part in marketing for goods or services. From Henry Cooper promoting Brut, to Jamie Oliver promoting Sainsbury’s and Carol Vordeman promoting secured loans the practice is widespread. This 11 page paper looks how and why famous personalities are used in marketing and the benefits along with the dangers. The paper cites numerous examples to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Productivity and Stress in the Workplace

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of stress, eustress and how it all affects the organization. Burnout is discussed as well. How stress affects productivity is the focus of this paper that provide remedies. Firms using meditation and other things are highlighted. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Research into the Use of CRM in a Kazakhstan Hotel

    This 5 page paper is a proposal for a study to look at the best type of CRM to use in a hotel in Kazakhstan. The paper includes an introduction, objectives, brief literature review and presents an outline methodology for primary research. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Research into the Use of CRM in a Kazakhstan Hotel

    This 5 page paper is a proposal for a study to look at the best type of CRM to use in a hotel in Kazakhstan. The paper includes an introduction, objectives, brief literature review and presents an outline methodology for primary research. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • The Economy of Bangladesh

    This 8 page paper examines the economy of Bangladesh. The paper is written n 2 parts. The first, and largest part of the paper part looks at the overall economic performance and international trade patterns for Bangladesh. The second part of the paper the paper presents information on the business environment from the prospective of a business person in the country. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • ERP Risks

    This 3 page paper looks at the risks which may be faced when a US company acquire a Scottish company and plan to install an ERP system. The paper looks briefly at a range of different risks. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • HRM and Training at Mobil

    This 11 page paper looks at the way the Exxon Mobil, and the former Mobil company approach HRM with the use of the human relations school. The paper provides a literature review based on the theoretical approach and gives a brief outline for primary research. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Problems with Employees

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and considers why the company is having problems wit the employees including absenteeism and high turnover rates. The situation of the case includes an autocratic owner with no management training and the employees are refused a pay rise when the company is doing well. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Problems with Employees

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and considers why the company is having problems wit the employees including absenteeism and high turnover rates. The situation of the case includes an autocratic owner with no management training and the employees are refused a pay rise when the company is doing well. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Assessing the Optimum Level of Product Placement within a Film

    This 22 page paper presents a research methodology and some simulates results to assess the optimum level of product placement exposure in a film. The research is written for the benefit of a film maker and consists of an introduction, definition of the variables, statement of hypothesis, in depth methodology and simulated findings. The last 4 pages of the paper are a PowerPoint presentation of the paper. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Enron And Corporate Culture

    A 4 page paper that begins with comments about the four disciplines that influence the field of organizational behavior. The essay identifies seven dimensions of organizational culture and briefly discusses these as they relate to Enron's corporate culture. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • History Of Leadership Theories

    A 10 page paper. The first part of the paper discusses the Great Man theory, trait theories, role theory, managerial grid, Lewin and Likert. The second part of the paper explains situational leadership theory, transformational leadership and leader-member exchange theory. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Bight Home Builders Case Study

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Bright home builders is a Chinese construction company, they face a number of internal control issues; poor control over employees and poor accounting standards. The paper looks at three strategic alternatives for each issue which may be adopted to remedy the problems along with the advantages and disadvantages associated with their strategies. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Learning from Leapfrog

    This 4 page paper uses a case study to discuss the success of Leapfrog Enterprises. It discusses the No Child Left Behind Act, as well as Leapfrog’s business model. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Job Evaluation Case Study

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The first past the paper shows how for different job descriptions can be used to ascertain points is for a job evaluation. The second part of the paper considers how the points awaited. The third part of the paper looks at which, if any, of the jobs would be suitable for a person-based approach to job evaluation. The last part of the paper considers the stages the organization would have to undertake to adopt a competency-based approach. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Wal-Mart Ethics

    This 4 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation with accompanying notes looking at ethics and Wal-Mart. The slides outline the ethical issues Wal-Mart face, the key players and different approaches that may be adopted. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Intersect Investment Case Study

    This 10 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Intersect investment needs to change that there is disagreement within management regarding the way the changes take place. The CEO wants to adopt a customer intimacy model but there is resistance. The paper conducts a gap analysis looking at the issues and opportunities within the case, considering the stakeholder and ethical perspectives, determining the end state vision and then looking at the way the company can bridge the gap from its current position in order to achieve this desired position. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Balanced Scorecard; The IT Balanced Scorecard As An Extension of the Business Balanced Scorecard

    This 9 page paper looks at the concept and the use of balanced scorecards in business, considering their general use and potential benefits as well as costs and comparing the IT balanced scorecard proposed by Van Grembergen with the business balanced scorecard of Kaplan and Norton. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Global Communication Case Study

    This 20 page paper looks at a case study; Global Communications are going to be outsourcing call centre functions in order to make significant cost savings. There is resistance from the union and the company wants to be able to retain some of key the staff. The paper looks at the strategies the company could adopt in order to retain core staff, to prevent falling levels of motivation and protect the culture. The strategies are examined and recommendations are made. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Healthcare Case Study in Polarity Management

    This 4 page paper is written in three parts. Using the example of a healthcare center with conflicting needs of cost and quality the writer demonstrates the use of polarity management. The first part of the paper outlines the role and aim of polarity management, the second part of the paper presents a polarity map, and the third part considers how the map can be used to find a 'solution'. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Benchmarking; The Classic Airlines Case Study

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied b the student. Classic Airlines is facing problems; there is a failing loyalty scheme, over expansion and the need to cut costs. The paper outlines the strategies other companies that have faced the same issues and determines whether or not those strategies were successful. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Empowerment and Delegation: Learned Business Skills

    This 8 page paper considers the difference between empowerment and delegation, and then discusses empowerment in detail, as well as some of the issues involved in building an effective team. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Bureaucracy and IT Project Management

    This 11 page paper looks at the conflict between the need for control and flexibility within project management and the problems and benefits of bureaucracy in project management. Focusing on IT project management the role and perception of bureaucracy is discussed along with alternative management approaches. The models of bureaucracy and flexible team based structures are applied to the project management environment in order to assess their suitability. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Boeing 787 Project Supply Chain

    An 12 page paper. The first part of this paper is devoted to supply chain management, in general. The writer explains and discusses supply chains and supply chain management, including the JIT approach. Following the information and discussion on supply chain management, the essay continues to discuss this in terms of the aerospace industry, in general, and Boeing's 787 project, in particular. The writer makes recommendations for others who have large complex supply chains. The stimulus question is: whether or not Boeing's supply chain for the 787 project will become the normal way of establishing supply chains. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Organizational Behavior - Case Study

    A 7 page paper. The first half of the paper provides a synopsis of the scenario sent by the student. It is the case of Dick Spencer, an American manager of a Canadian plant. The second half analyzes the management behaviors of Spencer and the corporate culture of the plant and gives recommendations for the plant manager. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS, MANAGEMENT AND IMPROVEMENT

    This 5-page paper examines the link between performance appraisals and performance management, while giving steps toward improvement in a corporate setting. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • iTunes; Porters Five Forces Analysis

    This 4 page paper examines iTunes, a service that sells download music and tracks as well as video files. This part of Apple Inc., the company that also makes the iPod, dominates the download music industry. Porters five forces analysis is utilized to consider how and why iTunes has this strong position and the potential threats it may face. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • AtHoc: Dealing With Disruption: Harvard Business School Case Study (9-806-073) Analysis

    This 3 page paper provides a general analysis. No other sources are cited.

  • The Development of an Organizational Structure

    This 14 page paper looks at the structure of an organization, describing the hierarchy and the way power is used. Theories of organization structure are considered and applied to the company in order to determine who and why the current structure developed. The company used is a generic (fictitious) accountancy firm to illustrate a potential structure of a professional firm. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Trends and Influences on the Pharmaceutical Industry

    This 4 page paper looks at the influence of external trends and forces on the pharmaceutical company; in particular their impact on Pfizer. The influences considered are the increasing life expectancy level within the US, the trend of acquisition and merger within the pharmaceutical industry and the condition of the US economy. Each trend or force is identified and the impact on Pfizer discussed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Mantero Case Study; Branding

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Mantero is an Italian silk company who are seeing sales fall. The writer assesses the strength of the existing brand and considers the current potential communication could be utilized to enhance the brand. The bibliography cites resources.

  • Benefits of Performance Appraisal, Diversity Management and Employee Participation in a Troubled Firm

    This 7 page paper looks at three issues concerned with human resource management; performance appraisals, diversity management and employee participation. Three issues are considered from the perspective of a company which is suffering from claims of discrimination based on its' existing predominantly white married male management structure. Each of the factors is discussed in the context of improving internal culture of the company and reducing the potential for discrimination as well is changing attitudes of management. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Marketing Plan for a New Product; Solar Powered Air Conditioning

    This 7 page paper is a marketing plan for a new product; solar powered air conditioning. The paper uses the 4 P's model which looks at the product, Price, placement and promotion. Each of these aspects is considered individually. The paper ends with a SWOT analysis examining the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the product. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • HIRING, TRAINING AND DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL INSURANCE AGENT

    This 5-page paper cover the steps of hiring, training and developing an insurance agent that can help a company improve its bottom line. Bibliopraphy lists 5 sources.

  • The Companies Act 2006

    It has often been stated that the courts have traditionally interfered too much in the field of company law. This 9 page paper considers whether or not The Companies Act 2006 reduce the need for court intervention by providing a coherent and comprehensive statutory code. This is discussed using two areas of the new act as the discussion point; duty of directors and environmental reporting. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Management and Communication Applied to Mott, Inc.

    An 86 page paper providing a literature review and synthesis to apply to a small clothing retailer. Sound management and solid communication are touted as being highly beneficial for organizations competing in today's competitive business environment, but in spite of the proliferation of the topics in academic literature and the business press many organizations still are unsure of how to proceed to improve their companies. This paper reviews conditions at a three-location clothing retailer and suggests how improved communication and more astute management at the store level can benefit the company and its stakeholders. Includes an abstract and table of contents. Bibliography lists 48 sources.

  • Project Risk Management

    This 24 page paper looks at different aspects of risk management within project management. The first three questions consider the way that risks may be identified and assessed when looking at large project and how or why project management processes may fail to identify and quantify accurately all risks that are present. The paper then compares the PMBOK and Chapman and Wards SHAMPU approach to project risk management. The last section the paper uses risk management to identify risks with a given case study. The bibliography cites three sources.

  • Review of "Delivering the Goods - The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain" by Damon Schechter and Gordon Sander

    This 6 page paper gives an overview of Damon Schechter and Gordon Sander's book "Delivering the Goods - The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain". This book, which is heavily based on military logistics presents a range of lessons which can be learned from the history of supply chain management and the useful tri-level view for the analysis of logistics and supply chain management. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Book Review; the Fundamentals of Production Planning and Control by Stephen Chapman

    This 6 page paper is a book review on Stephen Chapman's book "The Fundamentals of Production Planning and Control", looking at the approach and contents of the book summarizing the main contents of the book and assessing his usefulness to operations management managers and students. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Continental Cablevision and Flintelco; Case Study Assessing a Potential Joint-Venture

    This 26 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Continental Cablevision Inc is an American company that wants to increase its revenues and profits. The company has the opportunity to enter into a joint-venture arrangement with a Flintelco in the Argentinean market. The paper considers the desirability of the Argentinean market and assesses whether or not Flintelco is a good potential partner. The opportunities and risks of the venture identified, the cost of the venture is assessed and a final recommendation made. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Business Case Study: Key Findings

    11 pages in length. Remaining within the higher end of industry competition is an ongoing challenge; maintaining a position of power and influence is only as secure the competition's next strategic move. Indeed, staying above board when it comes to a company's ranking is an ever-changing entity that flows with the ebb and tide of the given market; when profits begin to go south, operations must be analyzed so as to restructure and regain control. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Takeover Panel

    This 20 page paper looks at The Takeover Panel in the United Kingdom. The paper starts with the history and background of The Takeover Panel, looks at the membership with different committees and the role of the executive, discusses the authority of The Takeover Panel as well as its aims and objectives, outlines some cases that have been dealt with by the panel and compares the UK takeover panel with its equivalent in Sweden. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Analysis Of Change Process In A Hospital

    A 6 page paper that reviews a case study entitled Change Through Persuasion and responds to specific questions. The essay comments on the process according to Kotter's stages, discusses psychological contracts and the phases of change reaction. The writer provides an overall analysis of the change process used in the case. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Transportation and Logistics in Today's Environment

    This 3 page paper examines transportation and logistics. Globalization is discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Monster Networking Case Study

    A 15 page paper. Monster.com is the best known job search e-business in the world. In 2003, the company launched Monster Networking, a work-related social networking site. This essay begins with an overview of the history of Monster.com, its sale to TMP, its growth and competitors and the issues surrounding the Monster Networking site and its disappointing results. The problem is identified and discussed, alternative solutions are analyzed and discussed and a recommendation is made. This is based on a Harvard case study. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Monster Networking Case Study

    A 15 page paper. Monster.com is the best known job search e-business in the world. In 2003, the company launched Monster Networking, a work-related social networking site. This essay begins with an overview of the history of Monster.com, its sale to TMP, its growth and competitors and the issues surrounding the Monster Networking site and its disappointing results. The problem is identified and discussed, alternative solutions are analyzed and discussed and a recommendation is made. This is based on a Harvard case study. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products

    This 28 page paper examines the California company Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products, the major supplier of the beverage yerba mate in the US and Canada, a beverage that is able to compete with coffee and tea as well as energy drinks. The paper looks at the company background, history and business model, assesses current and future competitors, identifies potential future markets and then performs a SWOT analysis discussing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that the company faces. The paper entered a conclusion and considers the potential international job opportunities with the company. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Production and Pricing at Under Armour, Inc.

    A 5 page paper discussing two items of the marketing mix for Under Armour, makers of performance sports apparel. Nike founder Phil Knight was not overly excited about the changes that needed to be made at Nike after it became a big company, but the alternative was even less appealing. It appears that Under Armour currently is facing many of the same types of choices and will need to respond to them in the manner of a large company rather than as a small one. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • HRM and Performance Management; The Value of Performance Appraisal

    This 4 page is a research proposal to assess the value of different types of performance assessment and appraisal in increases productivity and aiding with motivation in a commercial environment. The paper presents an introduction, brief literature review and the outline of a methodology. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Texas Instruments Business Code Of Conduct

    A 4 page paper that reports and discusses this company's ethics code, business code of conduct and compliance. The writer reports the three questions to determine if a decision is ethical from the Institute of Business Ethics and compares them to TI's simple test. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Mountain Man Beer Company Case Study

    This 16 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Mountain Man Beer Company are a small brewery producing only a single beer. However sales have started to fall and they are considering introducing a light beer to compete in the light beer market. The paper assesses the alternatives and presents financial projection for each alterative. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Rayovac Corporation - The Rechargeable Battery Opportunity

    A 5 page paper based on Ivey Case 906A36. The paper assesses opportunities and risks of increased focus of rechargeable batteries in North America, recommending that Rayovac develop the market to take advantage of the high growth stage of the product life cycle. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • CAREER MANAGEMENT -- EMPLOYEES

    This 3-page paper provides an overview of how a career management plan for employees might appear. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Changing Organization (Case Study Analysis)

    This 10 page paper provides a case study analysis and goes on to address managerial issues related to human resources. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Developing a Communications Strategy for the American Red Cross

    This 20 page paper looks at the way in which an organizational communication strategy can be developed. Using the American Red Cross as an example potential communication goals identified, in the context of the current issues of faced by the organization. Following the establishment of the goals, the identity and profile the target markets is determined, the message developed, the communication channels selected and a plan for implementation is presented. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Performance Assessments

    This 17 page paper looks at the subject of performance appraisals, examining what they are, why they take place, how they can support an organizational vision and/or mission and the achievement of organizational goals, as well as the types of performance appraisal that can take place, the way that they may be used and the influence of motivation theory, and then gives an example of the way performance appraisal and assessment can be used as part of an integrated HR approach. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Health Care Insurance And The Unemployed

    A 9 page paper that is written as a proposal. The paper discusses the issue of continuing health care insurance after losing one's job. Statistical data are included regarding the unemployed and the uninsured. The writer points out the greater difficulties single individual unemployed persons have obtaining health care coverage. Annotated bibliography included in the page count. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Health Care Insurance And The Unemployed

    A 9 page paper that is written as a proposal. The paper discusses the issue of continuing health care insurance after losing one's job. Statistical data are included regarding the unemployed and the uninsured. The writer points out the greater difficulties single individual unemployed persons have obtaining health care coverage. Annotated bibliography included in the page count. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Consumer Behavior and Analysis; Greetings Cards

    This 10 page paper looks at the consumer behavior that is observed in the greetings card market. The behavior is analyzed using a range of approaches, including Maslows Hierarchy of Needs, personality types, emotions, attitude and segmentation. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Case Study: Askinosie Chocolate

    4 pages in length. The ethical/policy principles that seem important to Shawn Askinosie are those that improve the alliance between business and social foundations, which are reflected in Askinosie chocolate by virtue of his strict mission policies. Askinosie has set his sights upon making a premium quality dark chocolate in association with his quest to sidestep the traditional format of inequitable practices that took a majority of profits from the hands of those who actually grow the beans; with brokers and other middlemen entities, farmers retain meager financial support from selling their crop. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Case Study: Askinosie Chocolate

    4 pages in length. The ethical/policy principles that seem important to Shawn Askinosie are those that improve the alliance between business and social foundations, which are reflected in Askinosie chocolate by virtue of his strict mission policies. Askinosie has set his sights upon making a premium quality dark chocolate in association with his quest to sidestep the traditional format of inequitable practices that took a majority of profits from the hands of those who actually grow the beans; with brokers and other middlemen entities, farmers retain meager financial support from selling their crop. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Long term Influences on the Airline Industry and the Position of Easyjet and Germanwings

    This 16 page paper examines the potential future of the airline industry, looking at the political, economical, social and technological influences that may impact on airlines planning, Two no frills low cost airlines are then considered assessing the way that they are performing within this industry, and how looking at how they may deal with the future, the products that they sell and compares the firms financial performance between the years 2004 - 2008. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Job Coaching

    A 7 page paper that discusses the challenges persons with traumatic brain injury face in returning to the society in general but to the work environment, in particular. The paper discuses why a job coach may be essential in this process. A case study is reported. The writer also discusses the importance of self-efficacy and comments on positive psychology and brain injury. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Job Coaching

    A 7 page paper that discusses the challenges persons with traumatic brain injury face in returning to the society in general but to the work environment, in particular. The paper discuses why a job coach may be essential in this process. A case study is reported. The writer also discusses the importance of self-efficacy and comments on positive psychology and brain injury. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Employment Legal Issues

    A 7 page paper. The writer responds to three different scenarios. One focuses on an implied contract where the personnel manual states progressive discipline in an at-will work situation. The next focuses on both sexual harassment and sexual discrimination regarding supervisor and employee and the last one deals with OSHA safety standards and workers compensation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Beijing Jeep Case Study

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study of Beijing Jeep. The paper is divided into four sections, the first section considers whether Beijing Jeep was following a standardized all customized product strategy. The second part of the paper discusses the branding and positioning of the company in China. The third part of the paper suggests three communications strategies that could be used for marketing the company. The last part of the paper identifies some of the company's competitive advantages. The bibliography cites four sources.

  • Recommendations for the Implementation of ERP

    This 6 page paper is the recommendations section of a larger paper. The paper recommends the implantation of an ERP system and justification for the recommendation as well as the approach that should be adopted to manage the implementation. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Knowledge Management Implementation; Two Cases

    This 7 page paper looks at the way knowledge management is implemented in different organization, uses two case studies; one where the implementation was successful and one where it has not yet succeeded; the e-government system implemented at Chaoyang District in China and the Shanghai company GEM services implementation of ERP. The implementation of knowledge management at both of these organizations is examined and compared. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • COPLEY, OVERPLANNING AND CASE STUDY

    This 4-page paper focuses on the importance of strategic management by examining a case study of the fictitious Copley Company. Biblliography lists 6 sources.

  • THE DISMAL CITY CASE STUDY

    This 3-page paper examines a case of negotiation and conflict management through the fictional town of Dismal City. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Three Person Motivation Case Study

    A 4 page paper that discusses three motivational theories: biological, psychosocial, and interactionist. The differences in the reasons each of three people are striving for a promotion are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business Differences: Canada and Egypt

    A 20 page paper discussing business risk in Egypt; potential benefits of doing business there; and the cultural differences between doing business in Canada and doing business in Egypt. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Research Proposal for the DOA In Regard to Granting More Government Contracts to Small Businesses

    This 5 page paper is a research proposal. A government department wants to award more contracts to small businesses, but does not known how to go about this. The research proposal identified the aims and objectives and then gives a research methodology and identifies the way suitable samples for the primary research will be identified. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Research Proposal for the DOA In Regard to Granting More Government Contracts to Small Businesses

    This 5 page paper is a research proposal. A government department wants to award more contracts to small businesses, but does not known how to go about this. The research proposal identified the aims and objectives and then gives a research methodology and identifies the way suitable samples for the primary research will be identified. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Dell Case Study

    This 3 page paper looks at the case of Dell in 2006, when the firm was losing sales and market share in most countries. The paper considers the poison of Dell and looks at strategies that should be used in order to recover. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Industrial Organizational Psychology

    A 5 page paper that defines and discuses industrial organizational psychology and also discuses the evolution of the field. The writer briefly discusses personality psychology and developmental psychology to illustrate the interrelationship of the different fields. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Industrial Organizational Psychology

    A 5 page paper that defines and discuses industrial organizational psychology and also discuses the evolution of the field. The writer briefly discusses personality psychology and developmental psychology to illustrate the interrelationship of the different fields. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • GENERAL ELECTRIC AND THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION

    This 8-page paper discusses the learning organization and appropriate approach to management, trust and pay in General Electric's Asia-Pacific region. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Responses of the International Community to Climate Change Issues

    This 8 page paper looks at some of the international responses to the threat of global warming and climate change. The responses include the use of legislation and voluntary agreements at international, national and local levels as well as the responses of businesses, including large corporations such as Hewlett Packard. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Banco; A HRM Case Study

    This 18 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Banco has set up a call center and is facing problems, including a high turnover and absenteeism, lack of experience and difficulties in recruiting. The paper presents an assessment of the problems and then looks at HRM theory in order to identify potential strategies that may be adopted to rectify the problems. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Using Encryption as a Key for Corporate Security

    This 5 page paper discusses the pros and cons of using encryption as a security tool for corporate security. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • NIKE AND IMPACT ON SPORTS ADVERTISING AND APPAREL

    This 6-page paper focuses on NIKE's impact on sports advertising and apparel manufacturing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Project Proposal; A New Computer System for a Retail Firm

    This 4 page paper is a project proposal for the implementation of an integrated computer system for a small chain of retail stores. The organizational situation is reviewed, objectives are identified and then the 9 knowledge areas of PMBOK are briefly considered. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • ANALYSIS OF LEARNING ORGANIZATION CONCEPTS

    This 6-page paper discusses concepts of a learning organization including systems thinking. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • How To Improve Patient Satisfaction Article Review

    A 5 page paper that discuses an article entitled: "How to Improve Patient Satisfaction When Patients Are Already Satisfied: A Continuous Process- Improvement Approach." The essay includes a brief summary of the article, discusses key learning pints, provides an analysis of the article and the method it proposes, and explains how this method can bridge the gap between theory and conceptual work. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Purpose Of Business Research And Research Proposal

    This 8 page paper has two discrete sections. The first section discuses the purpose of business research and includes comments on type of research. The second section is a business research proposal that includes Title, background, research objectives, methods, and literature review. The case has to do with introducing a product to the consumer market. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • SCRUBBING BUBBLES - A COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

    This 4-page paper provides a competitive analysis about Scrubbing Bubbles, which is a cleaning product manufactured by SC Johnson Cos.

  • Challenges of the Retail Market in Chile

    This 8 page paper looks at an issue concerned with doing business in Chile. Most goods will be sold through retail outlets, or resellers, however the retail industry and structure in Chile is different from the retail markets seen in many other countries. The paper looks at the structure and patterns seen in the retail industry in Chile with a focus in the grocery and department store segments. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Systematic Learning And Development

    A 14 page paper. This essay reports the amount spent on personnel development in the UK and U.S. in 2008. The essay discusses employee training and development programs in general and the concerns that are voiced about them. The essay then explains and discusses the systematic learning and development approach to training programs, including the steps involved in planning this kind of program. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • How Will Tata Gain Value from the Jaguar Land Rover Acquisition?

    This 3 page paper looks at the potential value that will be created as a result of the acquisition of Jaguar Land Rover by Tata Motors. The acquisition does not increase the answers, but it gives access to a brand name and the potential to create value. The paper assesses how that value will be created. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Operations Management; Principle Healthcare Case Study

    This 16 page paper looks at a company (Principle Healthcare) and considers different aspects of operations management. The first questions deals with the way the operational strategy goals and the strategy realized may have some gaps. The second part of the paper considers forecasting and the firm's web site, the third questions considers supply chain management and the last questions looks at theories that may help with improvements in the firm, the theory of constraints and pull systems on inventory management are discussed. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • The Potential of the Energy Drink Market

    This 11 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student, considering whether the Dr Pepper Snapple Group should enter into the energy drinks market, competing with companies such as Red Bull, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. The paper examines the characteristics of the energy drink market, and considers the potential target market, looks at the way in which the company may enter the market provides a potential financial projection for the first two years. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Branding of a New Range of Refrigeration Products

    This 10 page paper considers the way in which a new product may be considered in terms of branding strategy. The example of a new range of refrigeration units for the home, car and caravan are considered. The paper outlines the way in which a branding strategy may be considered, including the name and design of the logo, as well as the psychology behind the brand and the way that it may be utilized in Internet marketing. The last of the paper considers the way in which the brand may be managed in an international environment. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • The Branding of a New Range of Refrigeration Products

    This 10 page paper considers the way in which a new product may be considered in terms of branding strategy. The example of a new range of refrigeration units for the home, car and caravan are considered. The paper outlines the way in which a branding strategy may be considered, including the name and design of the logo, as well as the psychology behind the brand and the way that it may be utilized in Internet marketing. The last of the paper considers the way in which the brand may be managed in an international environment. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • The Expansion of OPT

    This 3 page paper looks at the Hungarian bank OPT, considers how or why they may have chosen to expand into Eastern European countries such as Russia and Ukraine, discusses the potential risks and considers whether or not they are likely to be successful in the long time. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Developing a Digital Marketing Strategy for Southern Comfort

    This 4 page paper considers the decision made by Southern Comfort to utilize their marketing budget purely in digital media. To support this move a marketing strategy, considering the 4 P’s is discussed. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Environmental Business for Virotech

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Virotech have developed a technology using waste from one industry to clean up waste from others. The paper presents answers to two questions, concerning the business model used and whether this clean up model is a suitable long term model and looking at how and why the local firm has become global. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Emotional Intelligence and Leadeship

    A 6 page paper that responds to specific questions: Servant leadership is associated with the Bible, is it compatible with other religions? The characteristics of servant leadership with one example. What is the importance of emotional intelligence and self-awareness to servant leadership. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • QUALITY COMMITMENT - INDEPENDENT FILMS

    This 8-page paper discusses how quality management and quality assurance can be used for an independent filmmaker interested in shooting a film. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • QUALITY COMMITMENT - INDEPENDENT FILMS

    This 8-page paper discusses how quality management and quality assurance can be used for an independent filmmaker interested in shooting a film. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Goals and the Potential Target Market for a Charity Organization

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. A nonprofit making organization assess the local community need to raise funds. The paper outlines specific goals that may be used and identifies to potentially viable target markets which would be suitable for an effective marketing campaign. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Change in a Biotech Company

    An 8 page paper based on a case scenario provided by the student. This paper discusses the type of leadership style that would be most effective as the company makes the change to become a public company. Change processes and resistance are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources. PGgene1.rtf

  • Strategies for Capay Valley Grown and Capay Valley Naturals

    This 9 page paper looks at the Capay Valley Grown case provided and considers the measures that the management may have taken to rectify problems and then identifies weaknesses in order to assess why and how these are present and how the ongoing issues may be resolved. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • UNDER ARMOUR AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

    This 3-page paper analyzes financial performance of sports apparel maker and distributor Under Armour Inc. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • OPRAH WINFREY: CASE STUDY ANALYSIS

    This 7-page paper focuses on Oprah Winfrey and her business Harpo Inc. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • OPRAH WINFREY: CASE STUDY ANALYSIS

    This 7-page paper focuses on Oprah Winfrey and her business Harpo Inc. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Improving Human Resources in Health Care

    This 12 page paper presents a hypothetical case study of a hospital with a very high turnover of ICU registered nurses and an HR department that needs to be upgraded. The paper provides the background on the hospital, the organizational behavior problem, i.e., high turnover and old recruiting methods, the causes of the problems, possible solutions, recommendations with comments related to an action plan. The paper also includes an abstract. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Success of Amazon.com

    The 16 page paper looks at the e-commerce company Amazon.com, and considers how the organization has managed to achieve access, surviving the.com crash in the recession of 2008/9. The way that the company competes, sources of competitive advantage and the way that the value changes leveraged all discussed. The paper ends with consideration given to the company's ability to enter the market. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Why Does International Trade Take Place?

    This 3 page paper examines some of the drivers that have supported the increase in international trade. The writer looks at the drivers and motivators for international trade taking place including the concept of comparative advantage. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • The Emergence of the Matrix Organization

    This 4 page paper examines the concept and emergence of the matrix organizational structure, looking at what it is, and considers the strengths and weaknesses of the structure. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • The Problems of Nora and Sakari

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student, where two companies Nora and Sakari are looking to form a joint venture. The paper identifies the source and secondary problems and then it does some of the ways that the difficulties may be resolved. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Analysis of the Telecom Corporation of New Zealand

    This 12 page paper examines the Telecom Corporation of New Zealand, looking at their strategic profile, financial performance and the macro environment within which they are operating in order to identify the current opportunities and challenges that the company faces, including a competitor analysis. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Explaining and Comparing Three Approaches to Leadership

    Theory This 22 page paper examines three forms of leadership theory, transformational leadership, team leadership and leader member exchange theory (LMX). Each of the models is examined with all three models compared and contrasted in terms of their characteristics way that they emerge in the real world. The bibliography cites 26 sources.

  • Knowledge and Success Factors in Project Management

    This 3 page paper looks at to papers on project management. The first questions looks at two areas of knowledge that are important in project management. The second part of the paper looks at the implementation of ERP at Pharma Inc., in Ireland and assess why and how it was a success. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Questions on OneCafe

    This 9 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. OneCafe have developed a new coffee pod, the paper answers questions about the case, looking at whether or not the firm was ‘born global’, considers why Uganda as chooses as a source and looks at potential marketing strategies. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Lufthansa Case Study

    This 9 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student, answering questions on the international strategy of Lufthansa, including the use of strategic alliances and the benefit of the fragmented structure, before looking at the a potential leadership strategy may help improve motivation value within the operations of the firm. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Comparing Online Purchasing Practices and Environments of Developing and Developed Countries

    This 4 page paper is a literature review regarding the development and use of online shopping comparing the characteristics of the way that it takes place between the developed and the developing world environment. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • TRAINING AND CHANGE:A LITERATURE REVIEW

    This 17-page paper is a literature review about the importance of training and change management. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Change at the Forestry Commission

    This 10 page paper answers a set of 10 questions in a case study supplied by the student concerning the UK Forestry commission and the changes that they have seen since the 1990’s, examining the drivers for change, company for change and the way that it took place, including the barriers. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Questions About Project Management Articles

    This 12 page paper answers a set of questions looking at why small business may not make full use of project management tools, difficulties in the defining of independencies of project tasks, the important of cost estimation and the link between TQM and project quality. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Organizational Issues for a Financial Services Firm

    This 7 page paper looks at a number of areas of a services firm Santander with specific reference to the insurance division. The organization is outlined; functions, marketing and structure are considered along with the way that HRM functions fit in with the functions of the organization. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • FORMAL AND INFORMAL ORGANIZATIONS: A CASE STUDY

    This 5-page paper discusses concepts concerning formal and informal organizations and trends for the future. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • ONLINE SHOPPING, SAUDI ARABIA AND TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE

    This 12-page paper applies the technology acceptance model (TAM) to online shopping in Saudi Arabia. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

  • CASE STUDY: BLOCKBUSTER

    This 12-page paper is a case study of Blockbuster Inc. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The CostCo Business Model and Performance

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Four questions are answered looking at the business model utilized by Costco, the financial performance in 2008, the source of competitive advantage and generic strategy and recommendations for future strategy formulation. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Improving Corporate Governance and Supervision in New Zealand

    This 8 page paper considers corporate governance in New Zealand looks at the way it is being addressed in countries such as the UK and the US following the credit crisis of 2008/9 and assesses if any of these approaches may be beneficial for New Zealand. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Home Depot - Implementing Cultural Change in an Organization

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The case concerns the change of culture at Home Depot, looking at how the change took place in considering the culture change in the context of Schein’s cultural model. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Case of an Egocentric Trainer

    This 7 page paper looks at a fictitious case study were a firm is not gaining any tangible results from the training that is being provided. The paper examines the potential causes and influences of the problems and a potential solution. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Offshoring In India and Cap Gemini Sogeti

    This 10 page paper looks at a case study supplied by a student. Cap Gemini are supplying outsourcing serves, the paper presents an assessment of the situation, looking at the position of India as an outsourcing destination to determine if this destination is likely to remain the domain location for the firm, looking at other areas such as Eastern Europe. The paper then considers business models that may be used in the future development of offshoring service provision. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Offshoring In India and Cap Gemini Sogeti

    This 10 page paper looks at a case study supplied by a student. Cap Gemini are supplying outsourcing serves, the paper presents an assessment of the situation, looking at the position of India as an outsourcing destination to determine if this destination is likely to remain the domain location for the firm, looking at other areas such as Eastern Europe. The paper then considers business models that may be used in the future development of offshoring service provision. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • The Strengths and Future of Betfair

    This 9 page paper is based in the case study provided by the student. Three questions on the impact why and how the exchange model of betting used by Betfair has been so successful, the way that the company interacts with competitors and the potential strategies that would be viable of the company's future. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Leadership Models

    This 17 page paper looks at leadership theories with a focus on those by Goleman to look at the ideas of the way leadership ma be described and assess the positive leadership characteristics or styles that may benefit a leader or organization. The review of these theories is then used to develop a new leadership model. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Assessment and Strategy Recommendation for TEVA

    This 17 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries is the world’s largest generic drug manufacturing distributor, the paper looks at the position of the firm, how it competes and uses this to make recommendations for future strategies. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Managing Employee Welfare

    This 14 page paper looks at the way management may use the management function of planning, leading, organizing and controlling to increase the wellbeing of employees. Approaches considering diversity management and reducing stress are discussed in terms of management provisions. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • DEFINING QUALITY: A LITERATURE RESEARCH AND REVIEW

    This 11-page paper focuses on a literature review and research about the definition of quality. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Should Merck Licence Davanrik?

    This 10 page paper (including 1 page appendix) is based on a case study of Merck have the opportunity to license a new drug from LAB Pharmaceuticals, the drug which may have the potential to treat both depression and the obesity simultaneously. The case study examines whether or not Merck should make the investment, looking at the potential value the different outcomes, the risks involved and the potential costs. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Risk and Security Considerations for the IT System of Huffman Trucking

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. Huffman Trucking are considering introducing a new information technology system to do with employee benefits, the paper discusses the potential risks of security issues that need to be considered when undertaking this project. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Market Expansion for a Gourmet Retailer

    This 3 page paper looks at a fictitious case study, supplied by the student, where Kudler Fine Foods wishes to expand into a new country. Potential distribution channel strategy and pricing strategies are proposed. This paper assumes the company is based in England a wishes to expand into France. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Integrated Communications Marketing Plan for Ecotourism

    This 9 page paper presents an integrated communications marketing plan for an ecotourism product. The paper reviews the market, the product, marketing objectives, then identify the target market for designing a marketing campaign. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Evolution of I/0

    Although industrial/organizational psychology is a relatively recent branch of psychology, it has its foundations in studies conducted in the late 1800s. This essay reports the evolution of the field in psychology. It also explains why research and statistics are important in I/O. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Apple U Phoenix U Texas Health

    A 3 page paper that begins with a one-page sentence outline. The paper then discusses two training programs at Apple Company, training programs at UT Health Systems at Harris County Psychiatric Center, and training at the University of Phoenix. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Issue of Poor Communication in the Workplace

    This 9 page paper is written as a literature review, examining being the problems associated with poor workplace communication. The range of problems associated with poor communication, definition of poor communication and approaches that may improve communication all examined. The paper ends by identifying potential gaps with in the existing literature. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • The Issue of Poor Communication in the Workplace

    This 9 page paper is written as a literature review, examining being the problems associated with poor workplace communication. The range of problems associated with poor communication, definition of poor communication and approaches that may improve communication all examined. The paper ends by identifying potential gaps with in the existing literature. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Identifying a Suitable Organizational Diagnosis Model

    This 7 page paper discusses several organizational diagnosis models to assess which may be most useful for Microsoft in determining strategy following their acquisition of Skype. The models assessed are the Force field Analysis of Kurt Lewin, the Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model, McKensey's 7 S's model and Weisbords Six Box Model. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • India and McDonalds - Exploring Multinational Markets

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of foreign markets. The need to research local culture is illustrated by the example of McDonalds in India. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Recommendations for Change at a Retail Firm

    This 5 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. A retail art firm has grown but has numerous problem, including high attrition level, poor employee relationship, a lack of structure and no training program. The paper outlines the problems and makes strategic recommendations for the firm to improve to support ongoing growth. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • e-Learning Personnel Development

    A 7 page paper. Among the first technologies used were slides. The overhead projector provided a significant advance in training large groups. As computers became more common and the Internet became popular, they became predominant in training programs. This essay tracks the history of old and new technology used for employee training and includes possibilities for the future. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Marketing Mix Overview - Amazon.com

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of Amazon.com's marketing mix. The realities of overseas marketing are touched upon. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • US Army Burn Center - The Case for Electronic Health Records

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of electronic health records. The Burn Center at Brooke Army Medical Center is used as a case study. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Motivation Retention Hotel

    A 7 page paper that presents a case study of JC’s Casino. The casino has had some problems with dealers and housekeepers. Specifically, dealers are leaving even though they are paid more than competitors and there is increased absenteeism and turnover among housekeepers. This essay reports some facts about the case and responds to issues regarding motivation and job satisfaction. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Drink to Compete with Coca Cola and Pepsi - LOL in Australia

    This 6 page paper examines the position of the Golden Circle fruit juice drink LOL from a marketing perspective. The product and branding are examined using a SWOT framework to look at the strengths weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Modified Leadership Construct for Health Care

    A 15 page paper. This essay presents a modified leadership construct for health care organizations. The essay discusses constructs, leadership constructs, functional leadership model, and transformational leadership. The modified leadership model incorporates the functional leadership model within transformational. A graph of the new model is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • South African Breweries

    This 4 page paper looks at the case of South African Breweries, supplied by the student. The paper answers a set of questions, identifying the organizational structure, looking at the way the balanced scorecard framework may be applied to the firm, identification and assessment of potential expansion strategies. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • APN Leadership

    A 5 page paper. Advanced practice nursing has a long history dating back to the 1800s. It was not until the 1960s that this title was conferred, however. Today, APNs can specialize in any number of medical specialties. They are leaders wherever they are working. Their knowledge and skill give them influence over others. To further their leadership career, they would do well to obtain some specific leadership training. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • APN Leadership

    A 5 page paper. Advanced practice nursing has a long history dating back to the 1800s. It was not until the 1960s that this title was conferred, however. Today, APNs can specialize in any number of medical specialties. They are leaders wherever they are working. Their knowledge and skill give them influence over others. To further their leadership career, they would do well to obtain some specific leadership training. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • McClelland Motivation Theory

    A 3 page paper that explains McClelland’s achievement motivation theory. The theory is then applied to an unhappy nurse. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Quantum Leader

    A 4 page paper that discuses innovation leadership and the structural context needed for innovation. The essay discusses the roles of certain members such as the board and the executive team. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Outputs at Skype

    This 5 page paper looks at the outputs of Skype at an organizational, group and individual level. Outputs include the services, revenues gained and culture of the organization. The paper is part of an assessment with may be used with the Nadler Tushman Congruence model. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Problem in the Sun Inc. Team

    11 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. A virtual team spread across different countries is facing problems, failing to perform. The paper is written from a international HR perspective, examining the problems and making recommendations on how the team may be united. The paper looks at issues such as cultural differences and aspects of motivation. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Problem in the Sun Inc. Team

    11 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. A virtual team spread across different countries is facing problems, failing to perform. The paper is written from a international HR perspective, examining the problems and making recommendations on how the team may be united. The paper looks at issues such as cultural differences and aspects of motivation. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Organizational Training Literature Review

    This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of organizational training. A review of literature looks at the many different approaches available. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Organizational Training Literature Review

    This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of organizational training. A review of literature looks at the many different approaches available. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • THE MASTERS DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERING

    This 3-page paper explains how a master's degree in geographic engineering systems might impact an employee working in business development for a major automobile chain. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Bilateral Trade between United Kingdom and United States

    This 4 page paper looks at the level and type of trade which takes place between the US and UK. The main risks of trading and then considered along with the way in which risks may be mitigated, including use of hedging. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Justification for Research Examining Potential Strategies for Firms Facing a Recession

    This 6 page paper presents a problemitization of recession and the way in which it creates a crisis the business. The problems associated with recession and difficulties in terms of decision making are discussed followed by an argument justifying the need for research to examine the ways in which firms may deal with recessions in order to survive. The paper ends by discussing why this research would be useful for an individual seeking a career in leadership. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Google, Ethics and China

    This 4 page paper looks at the challenges faced by Google when they entered the Chinese market. The paper focuses on the ethical aspects with the need to compromise the stated corporate ethics to complain with Chinese government requirements. The paper ends with a general discussion of different issues firm expanding into foreign markets may need to consider. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Competitive Advantage Through Information Systems

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of information systems. The ways in which an efficient advantage can be derived are explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Integrated Information Systems at Huffman Trucking

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of integrated information systems. Huffman Trucking is used as a case study. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • State Owned Enterprises (SOE's) and their Role in International Business

    This 6 page paper looks at some of the issues and problems associated with international business when it is undertaken by state owned enterprises. The paper looks at how and why problem may arise and how assessments in the international business arena should be changed to facilitate inclusion of the government or state influence which may be present. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Management Approaches to Crisis

    This 6 page paper looks at crisis management and the way that an organization may face an organization either by having a plan for change and planning for a response. The paper presents answers to a set of questions, looking at the difference between prevention orientation and a response orientation, assessing the impact of attitude on preparedness and the way crisis may lead to learning. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Nursing Home Falls and Performance Improvement

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of performance improvement in nursing homes. The case of using performance indicators to reduce falls in nursing homes is made. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Quality Improvement and Performance Measurement

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of performance measurement and quality improvement. The case study of Brooks Army Medical Center is used. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Quality Improvement and Decision Support Systems

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of quality improvement. Using the Brooke Army Medical Center as a case study, decision support systems are analyzed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Privacy Concerns and Identity Management

    This is a 15 page paper that provides an overview of identity management and privacy concerns. The case study of Jacket-X Corporation is used. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Speaker Notes on Talent Loss

    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of talent retention. It takes the form of Power Point speaker notes on strategies to retain talent. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Speaker Notes on Talent Loss

    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of talent retention. It takes the form of Power Point speaker notes on strategies to retain talent. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Review of Literature on ERP Systems

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of enterprise resource planning systems. History and best practices are covered. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Specific Difficulties Associated with Implementing Organizational Changes during Recessions

    This 5 page paper looks at how and why organizational change can be complicated by recession. The way in which complexities arise are considered in the context of change being implemented because of the recession, and a recession occurring during the process of change. The difficulties in terms of the type of change, pace of change in importance of change all discussed. The paper ends by looking at how and why examining change during a recession may enhance personal leadership skills. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Literature Useful in a Review Assessing Influences on Change during a Recession

    This 8 page paper looks at some of the trends that are found in literature which may be useful when studying the way change is managed during a recession. Areas discussed include the unpredictable nature of change in a recession, change in a crisis, employee reactions and sense making. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Charismatic Leadership and Steve Jobs

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of charismatic leadership. Steve Jobs is explored in depth to provide an example. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Airline Pilots and a Mandatory Retirement Age of Sixty

    This 17 page research paper examines the issue of mandatory retirement for all American airline pilots at age 60. The writer includes background information and a detailed statement of the problem.

  • How to Prevent Workplace Sexual Harassment III

    An 8 page paper on sexual harassment in the workplace in which the writer explores its legal definition, actions that can be taken to prevent/stop it, etc.; Several companies with anti-harassment programs are presented. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Contemporary Society, the Workplace, and Sexism

    An 8 page paper on the problems with sexism in today's society. It gives a definition of different types of sexism, talks about different gender roles in sexism, the law and sexism and sexual harassment, and gives some ideas on what can be done to change the way people look at and deal with this problem.

  • Contemporary Society, the Workplace, and Sexism

    An 8 page paper on the problems with sexism in today's society. It gives a definition of different types of sexism, talks about different gender roles in sexism, the law and sexism and sexual harassment, and gives some ideas on what can be done to change the way people look at and deal with this problem.

  • Workplace and Transsexual Issues

    A 10 page overview of transsexuality and the issues which often arise in terms of societal perceptions. Includes an emphasis on the employer's obligation to provide a safe, secure, and comfortable working environment for both the transsexual and the non-transsexual. Gives an overview of the legalities concerning the societal rights of transsexuals. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Workplace and Transsexual Issues

    A 10 page overview of transsexuality and the issues which often arise in terms of societal perceptions. Includes an emphasis on the employer's obligation to provide a safe, secure, and comfortable working environment for both the transsexual and the non-transsexual. Gives an overview of the legalities concerning the societal rights of transsexuals. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Singer and Organizational Culture

    This 6 page research paper investigates organizational culture beginning with a statement from Singer that understanding human culture requires more than one kind of theoretical model. Organizational culture is defined and explained in terms of different theorists. How the culture addresses issues is also discussed. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Literature Review of Tuition Reimbursement Articles

    This 10 page paper reports on 10 journal articles emphasizing tuition reimbursement programs. Statistics are included regarding the percentage of companies providing this benefit and the dollar amount some companies provide. This benefit has been found to multiple benefits for the employer as well as the employee. No additional sources cited.

  • Literature Review of Tuition Reimbursement Articles

    This 10 page paper reports on 10 journal articles emphasizing tuition reimbursement programs. Statistics are included regarding the percentage of companies providing this benefit and the dollar amount some companies provide. This benefit has been found to multiple benefits for the employer as well as the employee. No additional sources cited.

  • Contract Demands of UPS Pilots and View of Management

    A 6 page paper. The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) representing UPS' 2039 pilots allowed a by-mail survey of their members last August (1997) following the end of the Teamsters' strike against the company in the same month. Though UPS offered pay raises for their pilots of between 36 and 94%, the pilots nonetheless rejected UPS' contract proposal. The average pilot pay at UPS currently stands at $151,000. Pilots are restricted by law from working a full schedule—they are all essentially part-time employees, and their current hourly rate (without a contract renegotiation) stands at more than $200. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 1997's UPS Strike

    A 5 page paper discussing the UPS strike. The writer examines the goals and of both the company management and the union and whether or not they were reached and how. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Necessity of Labor Unions Assessed

    A 10 page paper that provides an overview of the history of labor unions and then considers their roles in the current system. This writer demonstrates that they are no longer necessary constructs of business for a number of reasons. Bibliography included.

  • Union Advantages

    A 7 page paper that explores the increase in union membership in 1997 because of advantages (general and specific) provided by unions to its members. The needs of today's employees in a reorganizing and downsizing corporate environment are attributed to a new growth in union membership. For this reason, unions have realized a reverse of the decline in union membership experienced over the past 15 years. Today, unions are helping workers in industries as varied as aircraft workers to physicians. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Global HRM

    A 11 page paper looking at the implications of managing international human resources. Looks at issues such as cultural differences, wages and compensation, strains on expatriated managers, and legal requirements. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Business Information Systems and Emerging Trends

    This 5 page report discusses the emerging trends being seen as 1998 winds to a close. Four high profile and cutting edge topics are briefly discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • LAN Computer Network Construction

    An advanced-level 9 page research paper on techniques, procedures, and standards for the successful establishment of a Layered Approach Network (L.A.N.) in business settings. The ISO's definition of seven layers of network structure are explained as are recommended tools, cable, and so on. Issues concerning the construction of the LAN are then described layer by layer. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Overview of Database Marketing

    A 10 page research paper examining how databases are having a revolutionary effect on how products and services are advertised. The writer explores their positive uses as well as problems that are being encountered. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business World, Computability, and Machine Languages

    This 14 page paper examines some of the key concepts of computers and their uses, machine languages, and applications for communication in the future. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Internet Usage by Two Companies - Gateway 2000 and DLJ Direct

    A 5 page paper discussing two companies that heavily participate in Internet commerce, Gateway 2000 and DLJ Direct. Overall, the promise of great success through Internet marketing has not been realized in most areas of sales, but personal computer sales and online brokerage services have been exceptions. Both are wonderfully suited to Internet commerce: Gateway's customers obviously are computer literate; DLJ Direct's customers have come to rely on the ease and rapidity of stock trading using an Internet service. Though the Internet has not reached its full potential as a sales tool, it is heading resolutely in that direction, and to the point that those companies not offering extensive online options to their existing customers may lose those customers to businesses that do. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Videoconferencing and Business

    A 9 page paper discussing the use of business applications of video-conferencing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Global Impact of Computers

    An 8 page paper examining the conditions today that involve the computer and the world. Many cultures around the world have been deeply effected by the technological growth that involves the computer. With the development of the today's computer and technology, the world, for the most part, is becoming such that it works faster and more efficient in relationship to communications and business. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Multinational Marketing and Cost Effectiveness

    A 7 page paper. With increasing numbers of companies taking on a more international focus, many businesses are attempting to streamline their marketing activities in order to be able to take advantage of the cost savings potential of designing only one major marketing approach for the purpose of serving in several national markets. With the differences between cultures of the countries, though, it is possible (and easy) to offend the people of one while being successful with the people of another using the same basic marketing scheme. The paper suggests analyzing the character traits and culture of each country's people, then building a marketing approach based on those traits that are common to all, such as expected levels of formality. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Global Marketing Negotiations and Tactics

    A 5 page paper discussing international marketing negotiations and tactics between high and low contact countries. Also discusses cultural differences that affect marketing strategies as well as how Europe's shift to a common currency will help with marketing and trade internationally. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Global Joint Ventures and the Management of Risk

    An 11 page paper discussing some of the conditions from which organizations involved in international joint ventures must protect themselves. Business has a more global focus now than at any time in the past. While that global presence contributes to the success of all segments of a specific organization, it also enhances the need for astute risk management. Aside from the normal fluctuations of the business cycle, international joint ventures also can be affected in their success through currency fluctuations, economic health of the host country and local political stability. Business entry into a new national market in the form of an international joint venture is in itself a measure of risk management, in that neither party bears the full weight of the risks associated with the new venture. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Studying International Management

    This 12 page paper answers the question of why one should study international management. Within that context a variety of factors are observed as they pertain to culture, religion and the law. Product applicability and marketing considerations are also reviewed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Studying International Management

    This 12 page paper answers the question of why one should study international management. Within that context a variety of factors are observed as they pertain to culture, religion and the law. Product applicability and marketing considerations are also reviewed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • International Business and the Importance of Training and Development

    An 8 page paper discussing training options and problems in several countries, and some of the considerations that need to be made in assessing that training. It should be judged in a value-based system that takes into account cultural differences. Not to say that there ever should be different levels of performance accepted because of cultural differences, but assessment needs to allow for differing cultural views—Southeast Asian countries may think us strange yet understand what we see as standard practice on the basis of long-standing relationships, while the countries of the emerging market of Africa simply see us as strange. Goals will necessarily require more time in those areas as both sides reach understanding about the basic beliefs and assumptions of the other. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Oil Industry of Venezuela

    This 8 page research paper explores the rise of the oil industry in Venezuela and its significant impact on the country. Many other industries have flourished because of it, e.g., construction. Despite some problems managing the money in the beginning stages of their oil industry, Venezuela has seen a significant improvement in its infrastructure and public services. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of Nepal's and Japan's Telecommunications Industries

    This 10 page report discusses and compares the telecommunications industries of Japan and Nepal. Numerous factors, including the geography, culture, demographics, and economy of each country are reviewed and compared. The role such factors play in the development of the nation's telecommunications systems is also discussed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Sunscreen Marketing In The Caribbean

    A 10 page analysis of the market climate in Jamaica and the Bahamas for the introduction of a high-end sunscreen product. The tourist trade in the entire area is growing, and both countries are attracting visitors from areas that were formerly uncommon for the islands of the Caribbean, such as of the Western European nations of Great Britain and Germany. Aside from increased sales and increased exposure, the benefit of taking the product international via entry into the Caribbean market is the same growing numbers of Western European tourists and the likelihood of those tourists wanting our products available through other outlets closer to them. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Widget Box Product Marketing of Widget International

    In 12 pages the author discusses all of the marketing strategies connected with marketing the Widget Box, a product of Widget International. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Ford and Coca Cola Presence In Mexico

    A 15 page paper discussing the two multinational companies' success in Mexico and further south. Both Ford Motor Company and Coca-Cola have strong and growing presence all over the world. Their presence in Mexico, however, has produced business results that both manufacturers could wish to duplicate in every market in which they operate. Ford has performed so well in the Mexican market that the senior management responsible for much of the growth and success has been moved to Ford's European headquarters for the purpose of reproducing the Mexican experience in Europe Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Brazil and Toys 'R' Us

    16 page presentation on how to open up Toys 'R' Us in Brazil. Great for those studying international business related topics & issues. Lengthy appendices and comprehensive bibliography listed 9 sources.

  • Shipping by Truck

    A 6 page paper describing shipping a truckload of goods from the production plant to the customer. The company calling for shipping is the manufacturer of digital telephone switches; its carrier is a national carrier that leases trucks for specific uses, leases fleets, and provides drivers on contract basis to businesses with continuing need for shipping. The first part of the paper describes the process; the last is a description of a trip from North Carolina to San Francisco in mid-winter. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Italy and Retail

    An 8 page paper in which the writer discusses retailing in Italy. Covered are Italy "then," now, and in one possible future. Of particular concern are the reasons for certain market failures and successes. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Diagnosing Organizational Problems

    9 pages in length. Organizational development can only occur if you truly understand the underlying causes of problems and successes. This is why organizational diagnosis is so critical to a company's ongoing prosperity. The writer discusses issues relating to organizational diagnosis. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Volunteer Organization and Group Dynamics

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses group dynamics in relation to formal and informal settings, addressing such issues as communication, stature and prestige. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Internet Congestion

    A 10 page paper discussing some of the ways it could be possible to reduce the increasing problem of Internet congestion. The paper discusses ISDN, ADSL, cable modem connection and DirecPC, but high-speed connections do little to ease congestion aside from perhaps allowing the user to spend less time to accomplish what he needs to do. Infrastructure needs to be shifted away from dependence on the circuit-switched voice system that existed long before most could conceive of computers. To accomplish that shift, it would be beneficial to look at IP telephony more as a method of data transmission rather than simply a low-cost alternative to conventional telephone service. In the meantime, the combination of the cable modem and the virtual private network appears to be a workable way of easing Internet congestion using available technology that could be implemented right away. The Internet is doubling every nine months, and there is little space for esoteric theorization without first ensuring that progress is made in practical areas. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Small Business Startup

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of what is entailed when beginning a new, small enterprise. There is a focus on financial considerations and creating a business plan. Bibliography lists 5 sources. SA

  • Small Business Impact of the Family and Medical Leave Act

    8 pages in length. The writer discusses how small businesses have been impacted by the Family Medical Leave Act. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • 1996 Article on How is Microsoft Currently Doing

    In 5 pages the author discusses the following question pertaining to a 1996 article on Microsoft, 'How is Microsoft currently doing? Is it happy w/ its current performance situation? Where does the firm want to be 5 years from now? What are the firm's weaknesses and strengths? What strategies does the firm have to use to be successful in the future?' Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Strategy of Marketing at Sporting Events

    This 5 page paper looks at the marketing strategy of advertising at sporting events. There is a focus on the Super Bowl, but there are other sporting events noted. Several companies are discussed including Heineken, Sealy, Monster.com and Hotjobs.com. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Employee Behavior and the Effects of Management Accounting

    5 pages in length. The fast and frequent changes that continue to occur throughout the workplace has caused some positions to be eliminated while others assume even more responsibility. In the case of management accounting and how it impacts employee behavior, the student will want to discuss this ever-changing environment as it relates to improving company productivity and efficiency, the need for effective leadership during such changes, as well as address the critical importance of managerial communication within the organization. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Marketing Ethics and Their Evolution from 1960 until 2001

    A 20 page paper. Some people would argue that "ethical marketing" is an oxymoron. Still, there are marketers who have tried to use ethical standards within their marketing efforts. This paper takes an historical look at ethics in marketing since the 1960s. Numerous issues are discussed, such as the predominant philosophies guiding the last forty-plus years, the fact that marketing typically follows a utilitarian perspective (which is explained) and perhaps there is a need to use another perspective. Examples are included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • General Management Function and Organizational Integration

    A 5 Page Paper That Discusses The Functions Of The General Manager And How Organizations Are Attempting To Integrate Their Different Functional Areas. An Outline Of General Management Functions Is Provided Along With A Discussion Of The How Companies Are Integrating Their Different Areas Of Operations. Bibliography Lists 5 Sources.

  • Camel's Cigarette Advertising Campaign Layout

    A six page paper which looks at an advertising campaign layout for Camel cigarettes, with reference to the way in which the advertisement is presented, the probable target audience, the techniques used to convey the message of the advertisement and the extent to which it is likely to be successful.

  • Leadership as Interpreted by Vince Lombardi

    6 pages in length. Revered as one of the most influential sports leaders of all time, Vince Lombardi Jr. understood what it required to be number one, whether that meant on the football field or in life. Having completely turned around one of the worst teams in football – the Green Bay Packers – into a juggernaut that ultimately earned a combined five NFL and Super Bowl titles, Lombardi implemented an entirely new approach to the aspect of winning. His credo of self-knowledge, character and integrity helped to formulate a method of leadership that has transcended the sports world to be fully embraced by every nuance of organizational existence. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Career of The Body Shop Creator Anita Roddick

    A six page paper which looks at the career of Anita Roddick and the development of The Body Shop, as an example of an entrepreneurial enterprise which has demonstrated consistent success.

  • Contingency Leadership Model of Fred Fiedler

    A 7 page discussion of Fiedler’s contingency model of leadership, a model which postulates that leadership effectiveness is based on “situational contingency”, i.e. that in order to be most effective the situation had to be favorable to the leadership style being utilized. The author contests some writers’ interpretation that Fiedler is contending that the leader himself cannot change. This criticism is unjust in may respects. Fiedler’s model recognizes, of course, that not all situations will be favorable and either the situation or the leadership style must be changed in order to correspond with one another. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Study Proposal on Work Days Off and How Second Hand Smoke Affects the Lung Function of Employees

    A 9 page proposal for an experimental design to test the impacts of secondary smoke in the workplace utilizing a sample base of male non-smokers who do not live with a smoker. Relies on the utilization of salivary testing for cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, to quantify the degree of smoking which an individual is exposed to in the workplace. Notes that much of what we know of the impacts of secondary smoke relates to specific pulmonary function but little has been done in regard to correlating this knowledge with employee absenteeism. Because of the susceptibility of employees to this environmental contaminant, and its suspected impact of necessitating time off work due to related illnesses, it is imperative that these risk be quantified. This quantification could prove particularly useful in deciding workplace smoking policy. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Study Proposal on Work Days Off and How Second Hand Smoke Affects the Lung Function of Employees

    A 9 page proposal for an experimental design to test the impacts of secondary smoke in the workplace utilizing a sample base of male non-smokers who do not live with a smoker. Relies on the utilization of salivary testing for cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, to quantify the degree of smoking which an individual is exposed to in the workplace. Notes that much of what we know of the impacts of secondary smoke relates to specific pulmonary function but little has been done in regard to correlating this knowledge with employee absenteeism. Because of the susceptibility of employees to this environmental contaminant, and its suspected impact of necessitating time off work due to related illnesses, it is imperative that these risk be quantified. This quantification could prove particularly useful in deciding workplace smoking policy. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Feasibility Study of a Texas Feed Mill

    This 45 page paper is a study into the feasibility of opening a mill of animal feedstuffs in Texas. The paper considers the different aspects of the project, from the industry in Texas, the overall market and economy, export markets, such as Mexico and capital options. The bibliography cites 28 sources. TEtexasm.wps

  • Organizational Types of Project Management

    A 6 page paper discussing one aspect of project management. Each type of organization has project management issues of its own, and projects within any type must be aligned in a manner most useful to the organization. The failure rate of projects may result at least in part from a failure to note these functional and structural differences in organizations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Economic Outlook of Chile

    A 5 page paper discussing Chile's economy and outlook for the future. As has been the case in so much of South America, Chile's economy has been uncertain for decades. Less certain at some times than at others, the country has made a consistent and concerted effort to build a sustainable export-driven economy since the first days of NAFTA and continues to pursue ascension to it. Unemployment remains high and the entire region is having difficulty, but Chile is attuned to the needs of business and actively courts it. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Zoots Dry Cleaning Company Case Study

    7 pages. This is a case study based on a dry cleaning operation. The information contained in this paper includes the major problems and issues, industry-competitive analysis, SWOT analysis, mission statement, recommended strategies and implementation plan. The information as presented will be made into a Power Point presentation. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • HRM's 2 Major Challenges

    10 pages. There are many challenges in managing human resources, and while all might be important, there are two attributes that seem to be especially challenging to implement and yet they are also very basic and fundamental to becoming the best that one can be in human resource management. These two aspects are the art of getting employees to think creatively and the ability to change. These are actually related to each other and both of these abilities together can bring out the very best in your human resource team. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Skills for Effective Management

    A 5 page paper that discusses what skills the manager needs to be effective. The writer discusses the five functions of management and other skills needed. The ability to think critically, for example, is one of the most essential skills. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Health Care Change Theories

    Case Study Tutorial : A 10 page paper. This paper presents a case study taken from the literature that involves the problem of missing medical charts at a health clinic. The paper provides the background for the case and the change strategies used to analyze the problem and implement a change. Lewin's force-field analysis and Rogers' diffusion of innovations models are discussed. How the change was implemented is explained. Tutorial comments are included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • International Law Evolution

    A 5 page paper evaluating the statement, "International law is a continuing process of authoritative decision by which members of the world community identify, clarify and secure their common interests." The paper discusses the International Court and the World Trade Organization, finding that the WTO carries the greatest weight as an authoritative international body and supporting the original statement. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Overview of Hotel Facilities Management

    A 5 page paper that reports an observation of an independent hotel. Specific headings include: The type of guests this hotel caters to; the kinds of accommodations and amenities offered and improvements that could be made; an organizational chart of the services; and the type of communication system the hotel has installed. Bibliography lists 7 sources. 1 graph.

  • Organizational Development Action Research Proposal

    This 6 page report discusses an action research proposal related to organizational development. The issue to be addressed is the chage of organizations in order to transform themselves to more “molecular” organizations which can better deal with the challenges of today. The point is that organization development must act in tandem with the goals and purposes of the individual organization. Flattening the hierarchy may not be enough to establish a new way of organizing and resistance to change may be the greatest barrier to be faced. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • TQM and Improvement

    A 6 page paper. Total Quality Management (TQM) has become controversial due to companies saying it really did not result in great improvement. Researchers have found that these companies are doing more talking than acting when it comes to implementing the processes of TQM. This paper discusses the reasons for failure and how the process has been shown to be successful in numerous ways. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Pension Business and Insurance Companies

    A 10 page paper that explains the types of pension/retirement programs offered by insurance companies, what they are, how they work, eligibility for them, and benefits distribution options. The writer also discusses what insurance companies need to do if they want to capture a greater proportion of the pension business industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Firestone Tires Operations

    A 12 page paper discussing events surrounding the recall of more than 13 million Firestone tires, those that Ford Motor company had placed on nearly all of its sports utility vehicles. The companies had enjoyed a century-old relationship, and the hope is that they will be able to reconcile their differences in the future. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Pursuing a Career in Management

    This 5 1/2 page paper gives a details overview of the management career opportunities in the United States. This overview includes salary potential, projected outlook for employment, as well as the common attributes of someone in the management field. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Pursuing a Career in Management

    This 5 1/2 page paper gives a details overview of the management career opportunities in the United States. This overview includes salary potential, projected outlook for employment, as well as the common attributes of someone in the management field. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Ritz Carlton Hotels and Customer Service

    A 5 page paper discussing some of the techniques that this Baldrige award winner uses to ensure relevant and ongoing superlative customer service. The key is that management remains dedicated to the TQM principle of continuous improvement, refusing to become complacent with the improvements already made. It uses customer requests to make meaningful changes, and then repeats the process with every customer. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • U.S. and Japan HRM

    A 20 page paper. Human resource management has evolved over the last fifty or more years in the United States to become an integral and essential part of the American corporation. The same is not true in Japan. In fact, until the last decade, human resource management was given little attention in Japan. This paper provides an introduction to the topic, an overview of human resource management in the United States, an overview of HRM in Japan, a comparison of HR in the two nations and concluding remarks. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Tourism and Psychology

    A 6 page paper discussing using psychological knowledge in marketing and providing services. The tourism industry formerly was able to operate on the “if you build it, they will come” philosophy, but it no longer has that luxury. Tourism has been forced in recent years to join the ranks of all other types of businesses, particularly in actively marketing to the target group it most wants to attract. Assessing marketing and service needs from the perspective of personality and psychology can assist organizations within the travel industry in achieving and maintaining greater success. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer Retention

    10 pages in length. Maintaining retention of volunteers in a volunteer fire department is a challenging objective, especially when it comes to keeping up morale, working with each individual's schedule and making it worth the volunteers' time and effort. The best methods of keeping volunteers interested and active are those that instill a sense of excitement, learning and overall intrigue by keeping the volunteers well-trained through local and remote training sessions, as well as providing enough of a challenge so that the work is neither overwhelming nor uninteresting. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • UK Issues Regarding Human Resource Management

    6 pages in length. Myriad human resource management issues grace various forms of the British media, providing the populace with ample opportunity to gain a more significant understanding of the challenges and struggles typically inherent to the aspect of commerce. From these many topics, the student may decide to choose such issues as effective leadership and minimum wage concerns as they relate to Britain's quest to better its workforce. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Future Trends in Management

    A 5 page paper discussing the likely face of management in the future, particularly as it applies to the four primary functions of management: Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling. Today’s most successful organizations already have demonstrated the benefits of including creativity in each, and the trend likely will only continue. Management of the future has an appearance that looks far more like people working together for a common set of goals. Leadership was not always a requirement of management in the past, but it gains increasing importance with each passing year. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Importance of Management and Leadership in Contemporary Business

    A 5 page paper discussing the growing importance of true leadership in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Autocracy had a place in the past; Henry Ford was the master. Today and in the future, Herb Kelleher and Jack Welch provide better models. Their companies, Southwest Airlines and GE, have risen to leadership positions in their industries despite great opposition, and the rise was fueled by the superior leadership present in each. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Use and Theory of Strategic Supply Chain Management

    A 5 page paper which examines the use and theory of strategic supply chain management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Literature Review on US History and Unionism

    This paper examines the literature available about unionism and the United States. In addition, the paper offers brief topics about unions including history of American unions, trends that unions face today, and how management and unions are trying to get along. Bibliography lists 20+ sources.

  • Financial Management and Profitability

    A 5 page paper discussing the financial results of three fictional companies in the retail food industry for the purpose of assessing their attractiveness to investors. The adage, “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure” unfortunately has found new life with the scandal currently unfolding around Enron. Companies strive to post the highest profit margins possible and so be as attractive to investors as possible, but astute investors need to consider other points revealed by reliable and accurate balance sheets. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Issues in Project Management

    A 5 page paper that addresses specific issues related to project management. Topics addressed include: planning, needs assessments, managing the project for success and managing risks. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Property Management and Database Design

    A 31 page paper discussing criteria for and design of a distributed database for a small real estate management company. The company sells properties and manages others, and needs a database useful to both employees and tenants. The paper recommends that the company use an SQL-based distributed database. The designer’s primary focus, after determining all the needs of the company, should be that of producing a design that will be useful several years into the future. Its cost should be recovered at least in part through its usefulness as a sales tool, rather than only a method of reporting historical results, those things that already have occurred. Bibliography lists 26 sources.

  • Property Management and Database Design

    A 31 page paper discussing criteria for and design of a distributed database for a small real estate management company. The company sells properties and manages others, and needs a database useful to both employees and tenants. The paper recommends that the company use an SQL-based distributed database. The designer’s primary focus, after determining all the needs of the company, should be that of producing a design that will be useful several years into the future. Its cost should be recovered at least in part through its usefulness as a sales tool, rather than only a method of reporting historical results, those things that already have occurred. Bibliography lists 26 sources.

  • Tutorial on Motivation, Marketing, Decision Making, and Accountancy

    This 62 page paper incorporates 5 essays addressing different topics within the general headings in the title. Essay #1 begins with a scenario and then discusses quantitative methods for forecasting, specifically explaining the time-series decomposition model. The essay does not include actual calculations but describes this model. Essay #2 focuses on strategic marketing management and includes discussions of developing brand loyalty and brand equity and marketing and advertising to gain market share. This essay also includes a discussion of the importance of global branding. Essay #3 is about managing people and organizations and includes discussions and explanations of several theories of motivation, including a discussion of theories of motivation for today's knowledge workers. Essay #4 discusses accountancy for managers and includes explanations of the absorption costing approach, marginal costing and activity based costing. The last essay is about strategic decision making and competitor analysis. It discusses economies of scale, economies of scope, marginal costing, price elasticity of demand. This final section also includes a comprehensive discussion of Porter's structure -> conduct -> performance paradigm and resource-based approaches to strategy. Numerous examples are incorporated in each section. 4 Illustrations are included. Tutorial comments are incorporated throughout the text. Bibliography lists 44 sources.

  • Workplace Sexual Harassment Court Decision Process

    A 6 page paper which examines the real-life Meritor v. Vinson sexual harassment case to cast a hypothetical deciding Supreme Court vote to determine who should win; whether harassment can occur if sex was consensual; the responsibility of employers and whether or not they should be liable for episodes for which they have not been notified; discusses if Ms. Vinson was using sex to get ahead, should her supervisor be convicted or be considered the victim; and evaluates the ethical issues from absolutist, relativist, utilitarian and rationalist viewpoints, then concludes with decision and recommended ethical perspective. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Gap Inc, Nordstrom Inc and E-Commerce Operations

    This 17 page paper compares the way in which Gap Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. compete for business on the internet. Then paper includes consideration of what is meant by e-commerce, background to both the companies as well as an examination of the companies’ strategies and the way these are reflected in their web sites. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Competitive Advantage and Value Creation

    This 14 page paper begins with a general introduction that discusses the importance of value creation in sustaining competitive advantage. The writer then defines value and explains how the definition of value has changed over the last several years. The value formula is presented and the components in value are outlined. The next section explains and discusses value creation and the components in value creation. Value migration is defined and explained. Examples of companies who did not anticipate value migration are included. Lastly, the process of Customer Value Management is explained. 1 Table is included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Corporate Culture and Management of China and the Effects of the Cultural Revolution

    This 10 –age paper considers the way in which the Chinese Cultural revolution (1966-1976) impacted on management and corporate culture in both the short and the long term, including the continuing ongoing effects still felt today. The role of the importation Hong Kong managers is also considered. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Market Research and Role of Competitive Intelligence

    This 10 page paper considers the role of both competitive intelligence and market research, their similarities and differences and how competitive intelligence (CI) can be used as a strategic tool. After discussing the different models of CI the case of Rockwell is considered. The paper ends with consideration given to how companies need to protect themselves from intelligence gathering. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Student Supplied Case Study on Nucor

    This 5 page paper considers a case study provided by the student. The case looks at Nucor and a decision they have to make regarding investing in new technology to make use of thin-slab casting, balancing risk with the potential reward. This includes a consideration of the strategy and the company’s existing core competences. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • An Esperanto Inc. Export Analysis

    This 7-page paper bases an export analysis of U.S.-based Esperanto, Inc. and its goal to export unusual gifts for sale in Canada. Issues touched on in this report include export policies and goals, long-term objectives, external conditions, timelines and a risk analysis for the venture. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Consumer Culture and British Fashion Magazine Influence

    This is a 27 page paper discussing the influence of British fashion magazines on the British consumer society and their influences throughout history up and including the 1990s. The history of the fashion industry in relation to cultural influences, consumerism and the projected images of women and men in today’s society has led to a great deal of research in the fields of sociology, psychology and economics. While fashion magazines have changed their format a great deal in the past century as today their pages contain over one third in advertisements, their content has also changed a great deal. While researching the development of British fashion magazines within the last century, magazines such as Vogue, Elle and InStyle, initially showed that the focus of fashion magazines was women’s clothing and the models were portrayed as older elite women who replaced the dolls previously used. The influence of the fashion magazine on the female consumer at the beginning of the 20th century reflected the expectations of society in regards to conservative or opulent looks depending on the decade. Today, British fashion magazines tend to reflect the standards, or lack of standards, as now seen in the music and media industries. A recent study of focus groups’ opinions of images found in Vogue magazine found that most women and men feel that they can discern from the images presented in fashion magazines those images which are more “realistic” than others. In addition, it appears that in regards to consumer choice, fashion magazines are considered one of the less reliable sources available to consumers who prefer peer, family and local store recommendations over that of fashion magazines which appear as unreliable and unrealistic in regards to most situations and events. Nevertheless, the continued popularity of fashion magazines and their continued focus on the Western and/or American entertainment industries as a source for fashion is considered as a reflection of societal cues and consumer behavior. Bibliography lists 26 sources.

  • Building Project Value Management

    This 10 page paper (including on page diagram) looks at how value may be added in a case study provided by the student. The study concerns the building of a learning centre for a university. The process of project development, priorities and using weighted values as well as the SMART tool for value management are all used. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • A Strategy for Entering into an E-Commerce Business

    This 57 page paper is a comprehensive dissertation style paper that examines the factors which need to be considered by a company proposing begin trading on the internet. The issues discussed in detail include a definition of e-commerce, advantages and disadvantages of e-commerce, security issues, legal factors, trade off’s and the general strategy. Real life examples are used to illustrate the discussion points. The in-depth literature review is then used to develop a strategy for entering this market. The bibliography cites 52 sources.

  • Hotel Revenue Management Systems Twenty Five Article Literature Review

    This is an 8 page literature review on hotel revenue management systems. A literature review on hotel revenue management systems covers not only the recently developed technological systems which handle different revenue management concerns such as forecasting, demand, competition and hospitality networks but also covers many traditional avenues used to increase revenue such as customer satisfaction, environmentally efficient programs, introduction of innovative and unique facilities and catering to specific target groups among other factors. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Formation of Security Management Policy and Risk Management Effects

    An 18 page paper discussing issues that need to be addressed when forming security risk management policy. The very essence of developing an effective security policy is dependent in great extent to the level of risk that exists. It has been demonstrated repeatedly that network and computer administrators face the threat of security breach each day. Building security is less predictable, particularly as groups of fanaticals place their energies into dreaming up increasingly grand plans for murdering innocents by the thousands. Those responsible for forming and implementing security management policy must be aware of the types of risk faced by the organization and then control for contributing factors. The paper discusses management of risks that are both physical and informational. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Employee Recruitment and Selection Processes

    A 10 page paper focusing on HR’s recruiting and selection processes. One of the greatest challenges to organizations today is to ensure that the “right” people are placed in positions right for them, where they can be most effective and provide the greatest value for the organization. The challenge to human resources professionals is to attract the greatest number of qualified candidates and then to make proper selection from that attracted pool of candidates. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Aluminum Baseball Bats and Marketing Challenges

    This 7 page report discusses the controversy regarding aluminum versus wood in baseball bats and decreasing the maximum allowable diameter - increasing the weight of the bat . . . who knew there could be so many issues related to baseball bats!? And who knew these issues could be the basis for lawsuits, heated debate, and endless discussion in the sports magazines and between baseball “analysts.” As a result, marketers face enormous challenges but they also have remarkable opportunities. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • EasyJet and Implementation of CRM Program

    This 10 page paper gives an in-depth evaluation and analysis of easyJet's rise to greatness among the leading low budget aircarriers. Business practices are outlined as well as the implementation of technology and customer service programs. Charts, annual reports, quotes from leading corporate executives, and analysis from Forbes Magazine, Airline Financial News among others. This paper details why easyJet and its owner Stelios have succeeded where others have failed in the airline industry. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Research on Ethics and Management

    A 5 page research paper that, first of all, summarizes the lessons to be learned from a research study conducted by Dane K. Peterson (2002). This paper also relates the information from Peterson's study to theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Small Business Rewards and Compensation Program Proposal

    This 11 page paper focuses on a hypothetical firm with about 40 employees. The firm is described and after a review of literature, a precise schedule of compensation and rewards is devised. The proposal includes specific grade levels and job titles. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Skills and Functions of Management

    This 5 page paper identifies and discusses the four functions of management and the skills needed to perform those functions. The functions are planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Each is explained. The writer then comments on the skills needed to perform each and all of these functions, such as communication and delegation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Michael Porter's Model and Bank of America

    This 6-page paper examines Bank of American and the banking industry and determines how these two fit into Michael Porter's generic competition model. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Tutorial on Electronic Commerce Quality Management

    This is an 8 page tutorial paper that presents a discussion of quality management in electronic commerce businesses. The writer first presents a proposition that quality management is needed for success. The method of research is explained and the two companies to be considered (Amazon.com and Dell Computer) which is followed by a literature review. The paper includes a brief explanation of total quality management and a discussion of why quality management is essential. Comments are offered regarding the quality of management at the two identified companies. Tutorial comments are included throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Tutorial on Electronic Commerce Quality Management

    This is an 8 page tutorial paper that presents a discussion of quality management in electronic commerce businesses. The writer first presents a proposition that quality management is needed for success. The method of research is explained and the two companies to be considered (Amazon.com and Dell Computer) which is followed by a literature review. The paper includes a brief explanation of total quality management and a discussion of why quality management is essential. Comments are offered regarding the quality of management at the two identified companies. Tutorial comments are included throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Contemporary Management and Communication's Role

    This 9-page paper focuses on the role that good communications plays among the modern managers of today. The paper touches on why managers must be also good communicators and also suggests ways to build a good communications plan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Personal Privacy and Data Processing

    A 5 page research paper that addressing how the era of electronic information has brought privacy issues to the forefront of public concern. The writer analyzes several of the major US regulations and also privacy regulation in the EU. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • UK Marketing Demand and Organic Dairy Farming

    In this 40 page paper the UK organic dairy sector is examined. The development of the sector may be seen as a response for both environmental and consumer concerns. This market was once one that was buoyant providing a premium for organic farmers. However, the supply has now exceeds the demand. The result is that farmers in this sector need to adapt and change in order to retain the market and develop it so that they can survive as organic farmers. The current situation is that of a crossroads, depending on how the market develops and the way the dairy farmers influence that development will determine the future of the organic dairy farming and its’ produce. This paper argues that the farmers need to change the culture of producing and marketing organic dairy produce, looking at ways of developing the value chain, to add value and increase the demand for the product overall as well as reducing the level that is satisfied by the import market. Beginning with consideration of the dairy market and organic dairy farming in the UK, the history of the development of milk marketing is outlined to show how the current culture of lack of marketing or value adding exercises has developed. The paper then looks at the different influences that may impact on this, how value may be added and the different actions that both farmers and retail can and are taking to stimulate demand for organic products and a whole and also for that demand to be satisfied locally. The bibliography cites 29 sources.

  • Contemporary Organizational Leadership

    This 7 page paper defines what is meant by leadership and what is meant by management and then compares them. The paper then considers the characteristics of leaders, how leaders may be developed ready to cope with today’s changing environment, and employee perception of good leaders. The paper ends with a brief summary for three articles on leadership skills. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Organizational Design, Management Knowledge, and the Contributions of Contingency Thinking

    This 8 page paper considers how contingency thinking has added to the knowledge regarding management and organisational structures. The paper looks at how the thinking has helped lead to new strategic tools and is reflected in the newer organisational structure models such as flatter more networked structures. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Compaq Computer's Logistics and Quality Management Tutorial

    This 2.5-page tutorial examines quality management and how it can be used as part of an overall corporate strategy program. The tutorial uses as an example Compaq Computer's inbound logistics plan. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Hospitality Industry and HRM

    A 21 page paper that focuses primarily on the hotel business within the hospitality industry. This is a case study of one hotel chain and begins with background information about this small hotel chain. The writer describes and discusses four specific functions within human resource management: Staffing: selection and retention; Training and development; Performance management; and Compensation, including incentives for performance. Each function is discussed reporting some of the many effective processes within that area. The actual practices of each area are described. The essay ends with recommendations for improving the four human resource management functions at this firm. 1 Table is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Hospitality Industry and HRM

    A 21 page paper that focuses primarily on the hotel business within the hospitality industry. This is a case study of one hotel chain and begins with background information about this small hotel chain. The writer describes and discusses four specific functions within human resource management: Staffing: selection and retention; Training and development; Performance management; and Compensation, including incentives for performance. Each function is discussed reporting some of the many effective processes within that area. The actual practices of each area are described. The essay ends with recommendations for improving the four human resource management functions at this firm. 1 Table is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Four Frame Analysis of Bolman and Deal

    Case Study : A 15 page paper that begins with an introduction to the four frame model of organizations and leadership as proposed by Bolman and Deal and the justification for the model. Basically, the authors say that everyone sees the world and any situation through their own frame or perspective and it is important to recognize and understand other frames. The four frames found in organizations are comprehensively described and explained. The type of leader and leadership process that would be found under each frame is also explained and discussed. The second half of the paper is a case study: a scenario is provided and the situation is then analyzed according to each frame. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Task Management and Quality

    This 8 page paper considers how and why quality task management is important, The paper begins with a definition of quality and of task management and gives examples of the costs which may be associated with poor task management, as seen with Perrier. The way in which task management is seen as important in the commercial in demonstrated with reference to tools such as ISO 9000 and the paper also looks at how the companies with good task management may be seen as more successful in meeting their goals. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Task Management Monitoring and Standards

    This 12 page paper considers the importance of standard setting and performance monitoring on task management and the success of a company. The first part of the paper examines the use of standards and how these are important with introducing any task management system, a example is used to demonstrate how lack of standard setting increases the chances of failure. The second part of the paper then considers tools that may be used to monitor task management, the example used is that of the balanced scorecard. The bibliography sites 11 sources. 12

  • Student Case Study on 3 Dimensional Printing

    This 3 page paper looks at a case supplied by the student and identifies the main points, such as the value of patents and the requirements for further commercial developments to take place.

  • Workplace Policies on Sexual Harassment

    A 12 page paper which examines corporate sexual harassment court cases and considers workplace policy implications. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • United Kingdom Business and Environmental Issues

    This 19 page paper looks at different aspects of environmental controls and environment law and the impact they have on business. The paper has five sections; Planning decisions, environmental statute law, environmental audits, the UK Environmental Protect Act 1990 and the use of HAZOP. Each section outlines the issues and discusses the implications on business. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Porter's Five Forces Model Analysis of the Lodging Industry

    A 6 page paper that begins with a general introduction identifying the unique characteristics of the lodging industry and the market structure. The hotel industry is then analyzed using Michael Porter's five forces model. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Workplace Absenteeism

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the problem of absenteeism in the workplace. This paper considers specific methods for reducing absenteeism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Mobile Telephone Company and a Decision Support System

    This 5 page paper relates the development of an Internet-based Decision Support System (DSS) for a mobile telephone company, which requires an understanding of the methods for the development of this kind of system and the elements that make a “good” online DSS. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • When To Test Employees for Drugs

    A 2.5 page paper which examines two specific conditions in which a company should be allowed to test its employees for drugs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hospital Information Systems and Inventory Process

    A 4 page review of an article published in the December 2003 edition of “Hospital Materials Management” concerning an automated inventory system. This paper recounts the benefits of such systems and notes their growing acceptance through many business arenas. No additional sources listed.

  • Risk Management and Construction Information Sharing on the Internet

    A 10 page paper discussing information sharing as a form of risk management. Whether a one-person business specializing in small home repair or a multinational construction firm that undertakes only multimillion-dollar government-funded projects, cost and budget control can be as important to the success of the construction business as is technical expertise. In today’s environment, it is critical that partners involved in construction projects share the information they have about their joint projects. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • E-commerce Service Options

    A 5 page paper discussing external customer service and payment options available to online merchants. The variety of services available translates to a wide range of choices being available to online merchants, allowing them to operate their businesses exactly as they choose. The cost of these services generally will be far less than any in-house effort to provide the same, bringing cost benefits for both merchants and their customers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • E-commerce Service Options

    A 5 page paper discussing external customer service and payment options available to online merchants. The variety of services available translates to a wide range of choices being available to online merchants, allowing them to operate their businesses exactly as they choose. The cost of these services generally will be far less than any in-house effort to provide the same, bringing cost benefits for both merchants and their customers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Enron's Conflict Management

    A 5 page paper discussing Enron’s approach to conflict management during its collapse fiasco. Regardless of what is found later to be at the root of all the problems that the company faces now, even the most superficial glance at the company illustrates that it does not operate under effective principles of conflict management. At the very time that the company most needs to operate as a cohesive unit, individuals at all levels are pointing fingers in all sorts of directions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • eCommerce History

    An 11 page paper tracing the history of ecommerce over the past century. After computers became necessary for business, it became desirable to use the electronic environment for more than only information storage. Data networking was the only missing link, and eventually telecommunications networks were sufficiently available to enable purchasing and payments in the electronic environment. Ecommerce was born, to be embraced by business and consumer segments at different rates. The purpose here is to trace the history of ecommerce and technology over the past century, and to make a conclusion as to whether the industrial age has ended. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Emergency Management

    This 5 page report discusses emergency management and disaster planning. Hazard analysis and vulnerability, risk assessment, and organizational capabilities are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Emergency Management

    This 5 page report discusses emergency management and disaster planning. Hazard analysis and vulnerability, risk assessment, and organizational capabilities are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Effective Management and Barriers

    This 4-page paper discusses questions about working groups and teamwork. Topics discussed include how two diverse teams can work together and the benefits of working groups for the company. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pay Disparity and Gender in both Private and Public Sector Jobs

    This 29 page paper investigates gender pay disparity in both the private and public sectors. Sections include: Introduction, Definitions, Literature Review, and Conclusions. The introduction offers a general overview of the topic and the implications of gender pay gaps. The literature review cites numerous studies on this topic and reports figures that demonstrate a gender pay gap. The writer reports how much of the gap is attributable to characteristics of men and women, such as men working longer hours, family and child rearing, education and experience. The writer points to the glass ceiling and the glass wall that prohibit women from achieving higher level positions and that discourage women from entering certain occupations and careers. The writer also comments on where the pay gap is most severe – in the public or private sector. A recommendation is made in the conclusion for changing this situation. 4 Tables are included. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Concepts of Emergency Management

    This 5-page paper discusses the concepts of emergency management; how risk is identified and how resources should be allocated to potential emergencies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Risk Management Plan

    This 3-page paper is an example of a risk management plan and includes deciding on and prioritizing risk, determining what resources should be placed toward risk and the importance of reviewing the plan.

  • Risk Management Plan

    This 3-page paper is an example of a risk management plan and includes deciding on and prioritizing risk, determining what resources should be placed toward risk and the importance of reviewing the plan.

  • Student Case Study on Business and Personal Risks

    This 3 page paper considers a case provided by the student. A business entrepreneur has an opportunity to expand the business, taking it in a new direction. The paper assesses the different business and personal risk he may face if he undertakes this action.

  • Risk Management and Financial Services

    A 13 page consultant’s report. A large financial services organization has posted impressive returns in recent years and its traders are among the best in the industry. The company has a poor image with the customer, however, and the Chairman is concerned with the increasing levels of risk that traders undertake in order to continue gaining those impressive returns. The Chairman has retained a risk management consultant to assess the situation. The report ends with recommendations for the company. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Operations Management and Small Business

    This 21 page paper provides an overview of operations management in small businesses. Following an introduction, there are five headings. Inventory control reports different approaches to controlling inventory to maximize profit and minimize waste, such as JIT for manufacturing firms, perpetual inventory systems and the brown bag system. Pricing offers different pricing strategies that take into consideration the customers, the market and the competition. Financial operations discusses the need to evaluate and analyze fiscal performance and also discusses record-keeping approaches. Designing the workplace offers general comments and approaches to maximize efficiency and eliminate waste. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Operating a Small Business While Learning

    This 10 page paper considers how the owner or manager of a small business will learn at the sake time as running their business. The paper examines this making use of Kolb’s experiential learning cycle showing how the learning take place with a range of examples that can be applied to the commercial world. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Dell Computer's Capital Sources

    A 3 page paper identifying Dell’s sources of capital and estimating its Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC). Sources are investors’ capital, revenues from business operations and debt financing. Based on Dell’s 2003 Annual Report. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Reforming Corporate Law and English Company Law Modernization

    The 2001 white paper modernising English company law contained no reference to any need to reform the law of group corporate activity. This 3 page discusses this with particular reference to the treatment of groups as a single entity also with the single economic unit argument. The paper considers the position and the role of case law that whish indicates the need for legislative reform. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Four Systems of Management by Rensis Likert

    Rensis Likert described four systems of management; exploitative-authoritative, benevolent- authoritative, consultative and participative-group. This 5 page paper defines the different models, outlines the characteristics of each model and how they work in practice as well as the validity of each model. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Questions on Inventory and Supply Chain Management

    A 6 page paper answering 3 questions about supply chain management: what it is, why it is important, how it differs from logistics management. One of the questions addresses probability of no stockout (PNS) and fill rate. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Questions on Inventory and Supply Chain Management

    A 6 page paper answering 3 questions about supply chain management: what it is, why it is important, how it differs from logistics management. One of the questions addresses probability of no stockout (PNS) and fill rate. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Turnover of Employees and Contribution of Management

    A 3 page paper assessing which school of management – Classical or Behavioral – a specific article suggests is more effective in today’s business environment. The article does more than only suggest that the Behavioral School is superior to Classical thought in today’s working environment. Those organizations actively excising Classical thought managerial behavior are those that can focus less on employee turnover and more on the business at hand. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Process of 'Big Bet' Business Risks

    This 3-page paper focuses on the process of making "big bets" in business, and whether it's wise to do so. Also discussed are what constitutes big bets in business and whether big bets are rational or non-rational forms of thought

  • Internet Technology Project Management and 'Bricks and Mortar' Projects

    A 3 page paper discussing the similarities and differences of project management for physical (i.e., construction) and IT projects. Failing to identify all components of the project or results desired from it creates delays and budget overruns. This is a common problem with all types of problems, but particularly in IT. The purpose here is to compare the basics of “brick and mortar” projects and those centered in IT. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Ethics of the Phillip Morris Company

    A 9 page paper based on a case study provided by the student. The headings include: principal facts of the case, ethical issues, primary stakeholders, possible alternatives, evaluation of each alternative according to utilitarian, justice/fairness and right/duty perspectives, constraints, implementation of selected alternative. Case has to do with Phillip Morris expanding its cigarette market to Third World and East European countries. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Shell Oil and Environmental Sustainability

    This 24 page paper examines the approach that Shell, the well known petroleum company takes towards green or environmentalist issues and sustainability. The paper starts with a consideration of the different models that can be used when assessing environmental or sustainable practices. These are examined with examples, such as the Brent Spa oil rig disposal. The paper then considers the approach of Shell and concentrates on the behaviour of this company in Nigeria. The actions are then considered in terms of the models already identified. The bibliography cites 19 sources.

  • Human Resource Management Changes

    A 29 page paper that responds to the question of whether or not human resource management has changed over the years or does it just appear to have changed? To respond to the question, this essay provides a historical overview of the evolution of personnel administration in the 1920s to strategic human resource management today. Strategic human resource management is then described and explained. The essay then addresses human resource development and the complexity of HRM. Employee motivation is discussed, including theories of equity, expectation and justice. The writer also comments on incentives and rewards as motivational processes. The writer reports the need for a human resource measurement framework and the activities that need to be measured. Bibliography lists 31 sources.

  • Research Recommendations for Portugal's Small to Medium Sized Businesses

    This 4 page paper looks at how a project or dissertation on small to medium sized enterprises in Portugal may be approached. The paper outlines the background research, modes that may be used, how primary research may be undertaken and the different ways that this broad subject may be refined. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Research Recommendations for Portugal's Small to Medium Sized Businesses

    This 4 page paper looks at how a project or dissertation on small to medium sized enterprises in Portugal may be approached. The paper outlines the background research, modes that may be used, how primary research may be undertaken and the different ways that this broad subject may be refined. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Marketing Communications Planning Suggestions

    This 4-page paper focuses on the process necessary for putting together a proposal that outlines a communications plan or customer service plan.

  • Contemporary Organization and Human Resource Management

    This 4-page paper examines human resource management in the modern organization of today. Topics discussed include recruitment, training, performance evaluation, compensation, benefits and services and employee dismissal.

  • 4 Aspects of Project Management

    This 5 page paper considers 4 different aspects of project management. The need for rationalization and creativity to co-exist, how the different structure of a project team may be leveraged by a project manager, the value and development of culture in a project team and the role of the project manager in creating work-breakdown structures. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics

    This 4 page paper considers what it meant by the term mechatronics and how, when understood this enhance manufacturing possesses. The paper looks at examples of simple mechatronics and hew these can be applied in manufacturing to increase efficiently and productivity, decrease costs and support competitive advantages such as differentiation. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Diverse Workforce Management

    A 3 page paper discussing management of the diverse workforce. Businesses of all sizes have more diverse workforces now than at any other time, and the level of that diversity is only expected to increase. Cultural and demographic differences can provide a wellspring of fresh ideas, but the benefits likely will not appear on their own. Gaining the benefits that diversity promises requires astute management of the richness that diversity offers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Forecast of Project Management Trends

    This 3 page paper examines three trends in project management that might expand in the next decade. The trends discussed are project audis, ad hoc project teams and also that notion that organizational culture will support organizational learning. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of Decision Support Systems

    This 4 page paper explains what is meant by Decision Support Systems (DSS) as well as why and how they are used. Examples of systems are given to illustrate the facts presented.

  • Overview of Lean Manufacturing

    This 10 page paper discusses lean manufacturing," what it is, who uses it, and how and why its implemented. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Purposes and Applications of Management Support Systems

    Management information systems cover a wide range of applications and serves a range of purposes. This 4 page paper consider the different types of system that are available and at what level they are used.

  • Southern California's New Youth Skin Care Cosmetics' Marketing Plan

    A 14 page paper presenting a marketing plan for A New Youth, an all-natural skin care cosmetic currently local to Southern California. A New Youth's products constitute a single primary line of skin care products designed for facial use. The products are available in two lines to more closely accommodate customers' personal needs. The new product is Youthful Aging, a line of skin care products targeting women over the age of 35. The product line specifically addresses optimum skin care and does not contain items of makeup, making it appropriate for use by men as well. Includes a SWOTT analysis and budget. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Exploring Decision Support System Usage in ECommerce Research Proposal

    This 27 page paper is a research Proposal to Explore the Use of Decision Support System in E-Commerce and includes a literature review. The use of both E-commerce has increased tremendously over the last decade. E-commerce is usually seen as sales over the internet but actually incorporates any transactions over an electronic medium. This is usually seen as an advantage. This paper considers how the use of Decision Support Systems (DSS) may help a business to enhance their e-commerce strategy and align strategies so that the efficiency is increased and results in a better profit. Many companies, such as Air Canada and FedEx already use DSS to great advantage increasing the efficiency through management of their resources. These are systems designed espially for those companies, but DSS are also available over the counter for smaller companies. The paper then shows how, with the use of a qualitative case study, following an extensive literature review the student can undertake primary research to identify the option model for the use of DSS is any given industry. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • News Article on Management Issues

    This 4 page paper looks at an article supplied by the student regarding whistleblowers and their fears tat a court system was not secure. The paper identifies the different management issues indicated by the article. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • A Dilemma of Ethics in the Workplace

    An 8 page discussion of the types of ethical dilemmas that confront employees in the workplace. Ethical discretions, such as the issue of e-mail privacy, have the potential to be tremendously deleterious to employee and workplace. This paper provides an example of a fictional systems administrator and corporation whose high ethics serve to protect e-mail privacy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Typing Speeds Evaluated Statistically

    A 6 page paper presenting ANOVA analysis of three sets of data addressing environmental conditions in which data entry personnel work. After testing, the company's owner decides she will forego the music but will bring a coffee service into the office. The pro-music contingent is disappointed, but they agree with the decision based on results. Though there is less variation when typists have rock music in the background, per-minute speed is much greater when individuals are working in silence as they do their work while drinking more easily-obtainable coffee. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Product Life Cycle and Sirius Satellite Radio

    A 6 page paper discussing the rate at which Sirius Satellite Radio can be expected to move through its product life cycle. Product life cycle often is presented as a bell curve; others characterize it as a flatter curve as the product progresses from introduction to decline. Sirius' growth in 1Q2005 represented a 409% increase over 1Q2004, and analysts expect it to grow at a rate of more than 50% over the next five years. Sirius appears to be well positioned to enjoy the high revenues of the growth phase for several years. It likely will not begin to enter its maturity phase for another seven to ten years, and it can expect to remain in that phase for many more years than it spends in high growth. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Women's Apparel and the Life Cycle of the Fashion Industry

    A 4 page paper discussing the place of women's apparel on the industry life cycle curve. Every product and industry can be fitted onto the life cycle curve, characterized by development, introduction, growth, maturity and decline. There is no question that women's apparel lies mostly in the maturity phase of the industry life cycle. Though some factors appear to enter the decline phase, it is difficult to conceive of the industry fully and permanently in that final phase. Commodities could become the norm in the future, but true obsolescence is unthinkable. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business Case Study of Gourmet on the Go

    This 6 page paper considers a case study supplied by the student. The case concerns the plan for a new business with the paper answering questions regarding the good and bad points seen in the way the business plan has been developed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Efficacy of Learning Teams

    This 7-page paper discusses questions pertaining to learning teams, effectiveness, problem solving and conflict management. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Syria: Wal-Mart's Plan to Expand into the Syrian Market

    This 9 page paper looks at Wal-Mart and considers an international expansion into the Syrian market. The paper starts by conducting a Porters Five Forces analysis of Wal-Mart and then looks at Syria as a potential trade destination, using a PEST analysis to assess the market. The paper then outlines a plan to for Wal-Mart to enter this market. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Scenario on Ethics in the Workplace

    This 5 page paper examines a workplace scenario in which we are called upon to solve an ethical dilemma with regard to a co-worker. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Issues Pertaining to Interpersonal Relationships

    This 5-page paper examines some scenarios in which sociological/human resource issues takes charge, and asks for answers to each issue. The issues include a man with two jobs and his inability to spend time with his family; a worker who is hostile in a workshop; someone who doesn't believe he is recognized for his work and an at-home businessman who doesn't have enough time for his family. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Information Technology Portfolio Management

    A 5 page paper defining and discussing the use of the IT portfolio as a means of gaining control over IT projects and IT costs. ITPM is an approach to managing IT and IT projects as components of a larger portfolio of IT-related assets. This implies, of course, that the one managing that portfolio is able to identify and assess applicable risks and quantify potential returns. The portfolio management approach is being used in a wide range of industries and appears to be gaining attention of additional ones. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Unique Restaurant Opening Business Plan

    This 21 page paper begins with an executive summary. The paper then launches into a business plan for a restaurant that caters to consumers on different diet programs. Additionally, this restaurant will feature one ethnic meal each day. Sections include: business description, industry analysis with data, market analysis with data, marketing plan, management, operating employees, salaries, benefits and training, start-up costs, income and cash flow statements for three years, and balance sheet for three years along with a break-even analysis for year one, capital required to open. 3 Financial Tables included. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Value Chain Analysis of Papa Geno's Herb Garden

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study of Papa Gene's Herb Garden, specifically, why they survived when their much larger partner folded. The essay comments on primary and support activities, core competencies, intangible assets, and Porter's strategies for a competitive advantage. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Case Study on Sexual Harassment in an Agency

    This 8 page paper examines this issue by looking at a particular agency. The agency is used as a case study. However, the issue is explored in depth and a great deal of support is provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Dissertation Proposal on the Commercial Value of IT

    This 6 page paper considers the value and impact of information technology investments and the implications of those investments for effective management of information system organization. The paper outlines a proposal to study the way that value can be added and to develop a model to help mangers who are looking at making IT investment decisions. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Nonmonetary Recognition Rewards Programs

    This 4-page paper offers some suggestions as to what types of non-monetary recognition rewards programs can be initiated in the workplace, and factors needing to be considered for initiation. Also discussed briefly are team recognition program. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Global Marketing of Gordon's Gin

    This 11 page paper examines the Gordon's Gin brand, based on a case study provided by the student. The paper looks at the aspects if international marketing that the company needs to consider, such as the role of international marketing, a SWOT analysis, segmentation, target markets, positioning, market selection and strategy, competitive advantage, marketing communication and distribution issues. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Cheap Mexican Labor, Supply and Demand

    A 4 page discussion of the many factors that come into play when utilizing cheaper labor sources in Mexico. Factors such as the bribes that are expected by Mexican customs, the red tape they can throw your way when you refuse to pay such bribes, and labor strikes all exert influence on supply and demand calculations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • MacIntosh Branding

    This 14 page paper discusses what branding is and the importance of developing brands. The variables involved in creating a brand image are discussed. Passionate branding is explained, including the traits of passionate branding. The bulk of the paper describes how Apple developed the Mac brand, which is a passionate brand. Mac users are fiercely loyal. The message of the Mac brand and the variables involved are explained. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Grand Strategy of Caterpillar

    This 3-page paper is an overview of Caterpillar Company's strategies in the 2000s, and whether they're strong or need improvement. The company's diversification, distribution and marketing strategies appear to be quite strong.

  • Government Prohibition of Tobacco Advertising and its Youth Impact

    This 5-page paper discusses the effects of tobacco advertising on youth and teens, to determine if government has a right to ban it. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Benefiting and Educating Consumers Through Advertising

    A 4 page paper discussing the benefits of using advertising to educate consumers. Educating consumers is a point of advertising's classic rules, but advertisers have moved increasingly further away from that rule in recent years as they strive merely to put brand names in front of consumers. As is the case with anything else when one or more points of "laws" are ignored, those ignoring those standard rules miss opportunity to achieve greatest efficiency. Pharmaceutical companies, online traders, online bankers and a host of other companies dealing in goods and services have fared well by including consumer education in their marketing efforts. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Book Sales Negotiations

    This 4 page paper considers a case supplied by the student. The paper creates an agenda for a meeting to negotiate the sale of books, identifies the arguments, shows the BATNA, PATNA and WATNA; these are the best alterative to a negotiated agreement, the probable alterative to a negotiated agreement and the worst alternative to a negotiated agreement, and then looks at the possible negotiation strategies that could be used.

  • Putting Company Brands on the Internet

    This 7 page paper discusses the following quote "A brand is a brand regardless of its environment. Therefore, there is no need for a new theory of branding for the online environment, but merely a different approach to executing the brand’s essence". The paper assesses this statement with reference to marketing theory and practice arguing that the traditional approach may have the required knowledge but that a different approach needs to be adopted, especially for international brands. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Online Marketing Strategy and the Case Study of Reg Vardy

    This 14 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student; Reg Vardy and uses the information to develop a new marketing and e-commerce strategy. The paper looks at how the interne may help a company that sells cars and advises the adoption of E-CRM. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • International Business and Bank Selection

    A 5 page paper weighing the benefits of Citigroup and Bank of America as the choice for a company planning international expansion in upcoming months. There are other banks that could serve the company's needs, but Citigroup is the recommended choice. Operating in over 100 countries, it likely already operates in any country that Acme would choose and will be able to provide benefits beyond only banking. Citigroup will be able to provide centralized cash management, competent foreign exchange service and will be able to provide short-term investment service for excess cash balances. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Quality Initiatives of Rosenbluth Travel Agency

    This 3-page paper is an overview of quality initiatives for Rosenbluth, a travel agency based in the United States. The paper discusses how the company can continue its quality service initiatives.

  • How Women Have Been Depicted in Advertising Copy

    A 13 page paper which examines the history of how women have been portrayed in magazines. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • HR Planning Practices and Theories

    This 6 page shows how reality always lags behind the development of theory and then the rhetoric when looking at HR planning. The paper looks at the way different theories on planning in HR have emerged, including those of job design and scheduling and the impact of human needs on those plans. The paper examines the theories and the way they may or may not be seen in practice and illustrates points raised with real company examples including UK companies. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • TQM and Continuous Improvement

    A 5 page paper discussing continuous improvement as the most essential ingredient of Total Quality Management (TQM). The organization has the ability and the means to greatly improve processes and customer satisfaction by providing superlative customer service and asking the customer how the business could be improved. Customers' needs continually change; dedication to meeting those needs requires that those supplying customers change as well. This atmosphere creates an environment in which continuous improvement is indeed the single essential ingredient of TQM. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Microsoft Corporation and Organizational Behavior

    This 11-page paper is a sample of a case study dealing with organizational behavior and human resources at Microsoft Corp. The paper discusses how one might set up observational journal entries, a case study and questions for the case study. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Human Resource Managements and Its Functions

    The definition of management is the attainment of organization goals in an affective and efficient manner through planning, organizing, leading and controlling organizational resources. In 8 pages this paper assumes that you are a Human Resource Manager and considers how you would use this definition to explain a workplace should be managed and the need for more information flow in order to reach the organisational goals. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Case Study on Shell Oil Company's Sustainable Development

    This 6-page paper is a case history about sustainable development at Shell Oil Company. The paper discusses the challenges facing Shell in trying to incorporate sustainable development (especially in getting employees on the same page) and focuses on some solutions to these challenges.

  • Human Resources Case Study

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of a case study of a problem in human resources. This paper looks at negotiation processes, including the use of arbitration.

  • Exporting Computers to Kenya

    This 7-page paper discusses how a U.S. company would go about exporting computers to Kenya. Information included includes the economy, the potential market, political structure, taxes and licenses required and methods of promotion. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Project Managers

    A 15 page paper answering 10 questions about project management. All questions directly relate to the final chapters of Project Management: The Managerial Process by Gray and Larson (2003) addressing the traits of effective project managers; conflict management; culture shock; organizational partnerships; and portfolio management. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Globalization - Overview

    A 10 page paper that begins with a definition of globalization, which is followed by a history of globalization. The writer illustrates globalization as international trade has been practiced since at least a few centuries B.C. The rise in globalization in the last forty years is discussed as are the arguments for and against it. The writer reports the rise in FDI and the identifies the countries most globalized. The writer comments on how culture evolves with or without economic globalization. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Financing Considerations: American Superconductor Corporation

    A 4 page review of the factors that entered into one company's decision to forgo million secured debt financing in favor of an equity financing strategy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Doctor - Patient Confidentiality

    A 5 page overview of provider-patient confidentiality. This paper reviews a specific case of confidentiality being breached and the court ruling in the subsequent lawsuit. The importance of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is emphasized. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Global Branding And Global Brands

    An 8 page paper that begins with a discussion about brands and branding and the importance of branding. The essay then reports the most recognized brands and the top global brands, according to different reports. One report includes a comparison of the top brands in different geographic regions. Another study reports top brands in terms of brand value. Brands are identified. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Suing Fast Food Restaurants For Obesity

    A 5 page paper that argues against class action lawsuits against fast food restaurants for causing someone to get fat. The writer reports some of the pending lawsuits and the absurdity of them. As one Senator said, this is another case of legislation through litigation, a very dangerous condition this society has fostered. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Intercultural Communication In The Workplace

    4 pages in length. Faarooq, a third generation Muslim whose family has worked at ABC Merchandising, Inc. for the past twenty years, experienced unexpected culture shock when the company was sold and the CEO - a person with whom Faarooq and his family had become friends over the years - was ousted from his position. It was obvious the tremendous changes this new company head had intended to pursue, but one in particular left Faarooq and his family personally impacted due to its intercultural insensitivity. The Muslim religious holiday of Ramadan was in two weeks and as in every other year previous, Faarooq, his brother, sister, cousin and father submitted for the time off for observance. Within thirty minutes, each submission was declined without explanation; when Faarooq inquired directly with the new boss, he was told that only American holidays are recognized within an American company. Faarooq and his family immediately contacted HR to file a cultural discrimination action. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Building Customer Loyalty Through Loyalty and Reward Schemes

    This 17 page paper looks at the way that companies try and create loyal customers with the use of reward schemes. The paper looks at the use of reward or loyalty schemes, how and why they have become so popular and the way loyalty is seen in the real world, including the idea of polygamous loyalty and the way they may support brand values and their potential to provide differentiation. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

  • Leadership in the East and the West

    The tremendous economic growth of China, India and the Southeast Asia region has fostered much interest in leadership styles that are uniquely different in many ways from American leadership styles. This 4 page paper looks at the different styles comparing them and identifying strengths and weaknesses. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Marketing Issues; Segmentation

    This 14 page paper looks at the issues and the challenges for the marketing managers in consumer goods companies when applying market segmentation including why market segmentation matters and how it relates to target marketing and positioning. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Mergers; Electrolux with Lehel and the Creation of BAE Systems

    This 4 page paper looks at the background, conditions and results of two mergers. The first is the merger between Electrolux and Lehel, which was really an acquisition, the second looks at the creation of BAE Systems which was a company formed as the result of a merger between British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Business Issues in the Music Industry

    A 3 page paper identifying four business issues confronting the music industry, choosing one and then discussing how to research that issue. The chosen issue is digital rights management; the beginning point for research is the 2003 Supreme Court decision in Eldred v. Ashcroft in which it upheld copyright extensions under the Sonny Bono act. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Discrimination In Job Advertisements

    A 12 page paper. There are many ways a job advertisement can covertly convey a preference for a certain type of applicant. This essay provides a brief overview of the laws concerning discrimination and discusses the types of discrimination that may be found in job advertisements. The writer provides a few examples of this type of EEOC complaint. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Global Communication and Marketing; Disney

    Disney is a global media company; this 10 page paper looks at the strategy of Disney Corp., focusing on media and marketing issues. The paper looks at how the company has communicated in the past, the current strategy, the impact of technology and the actions and reaction of competitors. The paper ends with some future marketing strategy recommendation. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Quantitative Analysis Results

    This 16 page paper presents a quantitative analysis for a survey created by a student looking at the level of motivation and satisfaction in a workplace. The paper presents an analysis of the data concerning the characteristics of the sample and the perception the employees have cornering the way they feel they are treated and valued. The paper uses a range of statistical tools to achieve this. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Ice-Fili and Russia's Ice Cream Market

    A 7 page paper discussing conditions at Russia's leading domestic ice cream producer, Ice-Fili, as of 2002. Russian ice cream is unique in that it is much higher in fat and contains less sugar than Western ice cream, and by 2002 Ice-Fili was facing significant competition from Western companies including Baskin-Robbins, Ben & Jerry's, Nestlé and Unilever. The paper discusses the Russian market (Russians are devoted to their ice cream) and recommends that Ice-Fili open stores in urban areas. Based on Harvard Case 9-703-516. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Equal Pay

    This 8 page paper looks at issues concerning equal pay under English law. The paper considers the case of a woman who is paid less than several men performing the same or similar tasks, including her predecessor, someone working in a different location, someone in the same location but a different office and a former manager who has a salary that is ‘red circled’. The paper demonstrates the application of equal pay legislation and case law and applies it to the case provided by the student. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Semiotic Analysis of Print Advertisement

    This 4 page paper is a semiotic analysis of a print advertisement for Big Red chewing gum. It argues that Big Red is using sexual innuendo to sell its product.

  • Employee Favouritism

    This 11 page paper is a research proposal to study the impact of employee favouritism on the workplace environment. The paper gives an introduction with the research questions to be answered. The paper then presents a literature review and a methodology to be used for primary research. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Saatchi and Saatchi

    This 5 page paper looks at the case of Saatchi and Saatchi and the way the company was turned around in the 1990’s following a downturn in business and the departure of the Saatchi brothers. The company used a balanced scorecard approach underlying the approach were financial goals that needed a customer service strategy to be implemented. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • How Has Services Marketing Shaped The Concept Of Marketing For Organizations

    This 11 page paper looks at the way in which the marketing of services has impacted on marketing as a whole and how organization use the lessons and models created and enhanced by marketing of services or intangible goods for the marketing of other goods. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Getting Real with Diversity and Leadership

    A 4 page paper assessing the role of leadership in promoting cultural diversity. The position of this paper is that many of today's organizations pursue greater cultural diversity but often do so mechanically from duty and matters of law rather than from an awareness of the improvement that cultural diversity can bring to the organization and that true benefits are realized only in an atmosphere of clear and dedicated leadership. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Learning and Growth Objectives

    This 3 page paper looks at the potential learning and growth objectives that could be used in the development of a balanced scorecard for a hospital. The paper presents to objectives and gives tangible ways of measuring them. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Automated Telephone Call Response Systems

    This 5 page paper is based on PGpsh1en.rtf, which considered certain issues including IVR systems; this paper presents a proposal for a research study on the topics discussed in the first paper. The writer explains the research methodology that will be used, the purpose of the study, time frame, scope and research environment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • How to Encourage Organizational Citizenship Behavior

    This 5 page paper explores this concept. Examples from different industries are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Operations Management; Recruitment Process

    This 7 page paper considers the recruitment process. The paper starts with some background on a company, McDonalds, is chosen as an example, then looks at an idea recruitment processes that can be used as a benchmark, produces a flow chart for the observed process and then suggests ways it may be monitored and improved. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Future Trends in Employee Motivation and Compensation within the Military

    A 6 page paper discussing compensation models, reward systems and planning for contingency needs in the military. There is no question that both the US and its military have entered a new era that no one wanted. As is the case in compensation and reward systems in the private sector, the military will need to assess the future long before it arrives, and plan for it well. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Research Proposal; The Motivations behind Morrison’s Takeover of Safeway

    This 4 page paper is a research proposal to look at the reasons why the UK supermarket chain Morrison’s acquired Safeway. The hypothesis is that due to the high level of concentration in the UK supermarket industry and the domination by a single firm the only way for a potential competitive to increase sales in a significant manner is to include acquisition in the competitive strategy that is formulated. The paper presents an introduction, aims and objectives, background and methodology. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Cost of Discrimination of Women in International Business

    This 5 page paper looks at the issue of gender discrimination in senior management of international companies. After assessing the extent of the issue and establishing that this type of discrimination exists the writer goes on to look at the potential business consequences and the evidence indicates business are loosing out as a result. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Can and Do Global Brands Exist?

    Many companies seek to compete with the development of global brands. This 9 page paper considers what can be defined as a global brand, looking at the spread of the brand and the way the branding messages are communicated. The paper considers the theory and uses examples to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Starbucks’ Recycled Coffee Cups

    A 3 page overview of this company’s recycling efforts. This paper examines the many considerations involved in the production of a food package out of recycled wastes. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Productivity : Measuring And Improving

    A 14 page paper with headings and subheadings. The Introduction discusses productivity management, including Keane's six principles; Measuring productivity discusses five factors and includes comments on Business Process Reengineering; explanation of the Functions of management; the Benefits of productivity on five different levels; and suggestions for improving productivity. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Impulse Buying

    A 4 page exploration of this consumer phenomenon. This paper identifies several factors that relate to impulse buying. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Leadership and the Creation or Maintenance of Positive Cultures

    This 6 page paper looks at the way in which leaders and leadership styles can create support and maintain positive corporate cultures. The paper looks at leadership styles and characteristics and the way they may impact positively or negativity on culture. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Organizational Security; Terrorism and the Threat of Hezbollah

    This 10 page paper looks at organization security in the context of terrorist threats, particularly those from the Lebanese Hezbollah. The paper examines the potential direct and indirect threats that the organization presents, assesses the risk and considers strategies that may be used to minimise exposure to the risk. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Advertising on the Internet; Creating Pull for Bricks and Mortar Stores

    This 4 page paper considers if it is possible to internet advertising in order to create demand for a product in retail stores and persuade the retailers to stock the goods. The paper looks at the case of Estee Lauders’ ‘Advanced Night Repair Concentrate’, and considers if this type of strategy will persuade the shops to stock the product. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Ehreirch/Serving in Florida

    A 3 page overview of an essay on what it is like to hold down a low-wage job. In her essay "Serving in Florida," Barbara Ehreirch describes what it is like to be on the low end of the socioeconomic ladder, surviving on wages and tips, which collectively equal the minimum wage, while working as a waitress in Florida's food service industry. Ehreirch's experience demonstrates that while management theories and practices regarding white-collar workers may have changed in recent years--becoming more progressive--these humanistic reforms have failed to filter down to pink-collar work, as Ehreirch and her co-workers are treated more like indentured servants or automatons than human beings. No bibliography is provided.

  • Pay Equity

    This 7 page paper looks at why and how pay equity and equality in total remuneration is protected in the United States, considering the federal laws, such as the the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and equal opportunities, including the Equal Pay Act. The paper considers how this impacts on businesses and the systems that are or should be used to ensure equity is in place. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Apple Inc; Product Perception Maps

    This 4 page paper presents three product perception maps for Apple products. The products examined are the iMac, the iPod and iTunes. Each are discussed and placed on a two dimension grid which assess the most important perceptions to the customer when making the purchase decision. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Ways to Improve Communication Between a New York City Daycare and the Department of Daycare

    A 14 page contention that maintaining effective communication between New York City daycare establishments and the New York Department of Daycare is imperative to meeting the common goal of optimizing child welfare. The author emphasizes the proper approach to making communication more effective. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Airline Industry - Profitability And Risk Management

    This 10 page paper is the beginning proposal for a research study that asks if there is a relationship between operational risk management and profitability in the airline industry. The paper presents the problem, the questions, an overview of the literature on the topics and the research design. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Service Characteristics and Consumption Trends That Impact on a Travel Agent

    This 9 page paper looks at the service characteristics needed by a travel agent and examines the trends within the travel industry. The writer looks at issues such as the changing role of the travel agent, increase consumer empowerment, the role and importance of the internet and general trends and preferences. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Production Scheduling Case Study

    This seven page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The company manufactures disk drives and east to develop an effective production schedule that maximizes resources and is sufficiently flexible to be adjusted if the forecast demand changes. The writer answers four question, looking at the required demand each month, a potential production schedule and then issues which will need to be considered, including production strategies and the way the schedule may be adjusted if forecast demand changes. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Production Scheduling Case Study

    This seven page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The company manufactures disk drives and east to develop an effective production schedule that maximizes resources and is sufficiently flexible to be adjusted if the forecast demand changes. The writer answers four question, looking at the required demand each month, a potential production schedule and then issues which will need to be considered, including production strategies and the way the schedule may be adjusted if forecast demand changes. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Ethics in Negotiation (Case Study Analysis)

    This 4 page paper involves a case study submitted by a student. Union involvement is a significant aspect of this paper. Bibliography lists 5 soruces.

  • Case Study; Freedom of Speech and Satire Criticizing a Company

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study, where a disgruntled employee sets up a satire of the company on the internet. The employee believes he is using his first amendment right for free speech. The writer considers the position of the company and how they should react, looking at both legal and ethical considerations. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Project Management Problems; A Case Study

    This 14 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. The CAA do not have a history of successful project management. In a case supplied by the student and external companies brought in and a range of issues arise when they seek to implement a project. This paper looks at the problems which arise, and considers them from a project management perspective, including areas which may have been lacking including definitions and documentation and the holistic approach to project management by the organization. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Ganat Case Study

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and assesses the current operations problems and looks at the way production may be improved with processes and inventory being managed more effectively. The way that these can be tackled is discussed. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Target Market and Integrated Marketing Strategy for a New Archery Company

    This 8 page paper looks at a new archery company. The paper is written in two parts, the first part defines the primary and secondary target market. The second part of the paper develops a marketing strategy based on integrated marketing communication within the constraints of a very limited budget. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Empowerment Case Study

    A 9 page paper. The writer presents a scenario of a CEO who decides to embed empowerment in the company culture. The scenario points out things the CEO did that were wrong and focuses on three theories, change, empowerment and corporate culture to demonstrate how the CEO failed. The ideas from Bolman and Deal's Leading With Soul are also incorporated into the paper. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Organizational Behavior and Team Effectiveness

    A 5 page paper discussing the relationship between organizational behavior and team effectiveness. The paper defines organizational behavior, corporate culture and team effectiveness, and provides examples of two companies (DuPont and Kimberly-Clark) that fully rely on the team structure on a daily basis. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Marketing Status

    This 21 page paper is based on a marketing case study. Status is a deodorant in South Africa, as the forth most popular product on the market it is facing a high level of competition. This paper examines the environment, identifies the target market and marketing goals and then formulates a marketing strategy. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Crown Cork and Seal Case Study

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The paper onto the number of questions about the position off the Crown Cork and Seal company in 1976, looking at its' progress over the past two decades, and considering the portrait environment in terms of a PEST and Porter's Five Forces analysis. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Knowledge Management at Molnlycke Health Care

    This 19 page paper is a proposal to develop knowledge management at a medical equipment company, including a sample cover letter. The paper examines the concept of knowledge management looking at what it is and how it can add value, and then examines the company, what it does and the way it competes and along with the existing level of knowledge management. Based on these two sections a strategy to increase the use of knowledge management is proposed. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Knowledge Management at Molnlycke Health Care

    This 19 page paper is a proposal to develop knowledge management at a medical equipment company, including a sample cover letter. The paper examines the concept of knowledge management looking at what it is and how it can add value, and then examines the company, what it does and the way it competes and along with the existing level of knowledge management. Based on these two sections a strategy to increase the use of knowledge management is proposed. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Ben & Jerry's: Preserving Mission and Brand Within Unilever. Harvard Business School (Case # 9-306-037). (Case Study Analysis)

    This 5 page paper provides an evaluation of the case. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Celulosa Arauco: Forward Integration Or Horizontal Expansion

    A 7 page paper that responds to this Harvard case study. The essay explains the situation at the company, discusses the case and makes a recommendation. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Sustainable development and The United Arab Eremites

    This 10 page paper looks at the concept and practice of sustainable development in a global context, including what it is, how it takes place and general attitudes and practice. The paper then considers the way that the UAE is adopting sustainable development policies and practices within the global context. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Continental Case Study Analysis

    A 5 page paper that discusses a Harvard Business case study entitled: "Right Away and all at once. How we saved Continental." The essay discusses some of the actions taken and comments on the plan. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Motivation Case Study

    A 6 page paper. Each of four persons is motivated by different things to gain a promotion. Three broad categories of theories are discussed: biological, psychosocial, and interactionist. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Chicago Pizza in the Czech Republic

    A 4 page paper discussing cultural differences. Steve Kafka is an American of Czech origin and seeks to open a pizza franchise in the Czech Republic. The purpose here is to assess cultural and economic implications of Steve's plans using Hofstede's dimensions of cultural assessment. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Corporate Culture, Customer Relations, Social Responsibility

    A 4 page paper that discuses the relationship between corporate culture and customer relations and corporate culture and social responsibility. Examples of real companies are includes as are data regarding how executives feel about the benefits of social responsibility. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • McDonalds SWOT and Strategy

    This 5 page paper is written in three parts. The first part of the paper is a SWOT analysis of McDonalds, looking at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The second part of the paper discusses the current strategies if McDonalds and the last part of the paper compare the current strategy of Wal-Mart with McDonalds. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Above the Glass Ceiling? A Comparison of Matched Samples of Female and Male Executives

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of an article on the glass ceiling in the workplace. This paper outlines the basic elements of the study. No additional sources cited.

  • Friendly Cards Finance

    A 4 page paper discussing Harvard Case 9-293-135: Friendly Cards, Inc. Friendly Cards has been on a buying spree for several years in an apparent attempt to bypass at least some of the effort of organic growth on the basis of a sound product and solid management. Ms. Beaumont has no data on the company's true market but directs the company on the basis of what she feels about its customers. There are several choices in the path of Friendly Cards; the paper recommends that the company does not acquire another company but that it does take advantage of the other opportunities before it. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Information Technology Security, Web Services and Database Management Systems

    This 14 page paper is written in three parts. Each part of the paper looks at a different type of technology, outlining the purpose and the motivation for it's' existence, how it functions, how it is used by organizations, the market and the way it may evolve in the future. The technologies discussed include information technology security, focusing on cryptography, web services and database management systems. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Information Technology and Competitive Advantage

    This 14 page paper looks at the way in which information technology may, or may not, influence or impact on the way competitive advantages are gained by discussing the statement that "Information technology [IT] does not gain an organization a competitive advantage". The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Avon Network Marketing

    This 8 page paper is made up of a PowerPoint presentation and notes to accompany the slides. The presentation examines the way in which Avon use network marketing, the advantages of this type of operations and challenges that the company faces to the networking strategy. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND LITERATURE CONTRIBUTIONS

    This 3-page paper provides a brief overview about organizational structures, while examining literature written about this topic. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Marketing Case Study; Beauty Products (Singapore) Ltd and the S&S Skincare Range

    This 20 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Using marketing and related theories the writer examines the position and source of the difficulties of S&S skincare products and critiques the existing marketing approach. Issues discussed include the segmentation of the market, identification of the target, positioning, influencing the purchase process as well as differentiation and branding. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • How Can A Football Club Increase Ticket Sales?

    The 34 page paper undertakes research to examine what potential strategies a football club could use to increase their ticket sales. The paper are stocked with an introduction and an in-depth literature review, looking at the UK football tickets sales in the past in the and the influences on those sales. The paper then simulate primary research to identify areas of potential strategies the clubs could utilize to increase their overall level of ticket sales. The paper ends with recommendations. The bibliography cites 19 sources.

  • Japan and India as Potential Business Markets

    This 14 page paper looks at two potential new markets for a high-tech company wanting to expand. Two countries; Japan and India are assessed, looking at the conditions that indicate there is a good potential market for the company as well as the issues which may exert a negative impact. In addition to looking at the markets there is also a discussion to assess the most appropriate method of entry. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • The Inside Story: A Disgruntled Employee Gets His Revenge (Case Study Analysis)

    This 3 page paper examines this case and provided recommendations. The protection of systems is the focus of attention. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Marketing of Coca-Cola

    This 16 page paper looks at the marketing of Coca-cola considering the overall cooperate brand strategy, the way the brand strategy is put into action, issues of market segmentation, positioning and target marketing, promotions and the way that the company structure supports the strategic marketing. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • EMI Case Study

    This 14 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student concerning change and the need for further change at EMI. The paper examines the different issues involved in change and looks at the applications of theories to the issues of change faced by the company. The paper is written to help a student prepare for an exam where unknown questions will be asked about change in the cases study. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Communication and Leadership

    This 16 page paper (including PowerPoint Presentation) examines the role of communication in leadership. The paper starts by looking at the topic of communication, how it takes place and potential problems. The paper then discusses leadership characteristics and styles and the way that style can impact on communication. The paper ends by considering the benefits of role play for leaders in developing leadership and communication skills. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Measuring Brand Equity

    This 8 page paper looks at issues concerning the way brand equity is measured and why it is important. The first part of the paper considers the measurement of brand equity including looking at brand assets and liabilities. The second part of the paper looks at what it meant by hard equity and why it is different to brand equity. The third part of the paper looks at the work of Interbrand in measuring brand equity. The last part of the paper discuses how brands can act as signals and looks at the link between brand and hard equity. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • The Influences of Advertising on the Behavior and Values of Children; A Research Proposal

    This 3 page paper is a research proposal to study the impact that advertising has on the behavior and values of children under the age of 8. The proposal gives an introduction, hypothesis, justification for the research briefly outlines a methodology. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Entrepreneurship: Analysis of a Case Study on Takahiko Naraki

    This 17 page paper examines a case study but also provides generic information about entrepreneurship. Venture capital is examined. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Motivation for the Purchase of Cosmetic Surgery

    The ability to sell any product or services is likely to be reliant on the marketing. For marketing to be effective marketers need to understand the motivation behind a purchase. This 9 page paper looks at the motivation behind the purchase of cosmetic surgery using feminist models and the desire for empowerment as a framework for examination of the purchase motivation. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Comparing The Larger Learning Group And The Peer Learning Group

    These 14 page paper compares the development and take-up of the primary task roles of individual within two groups. This is considered by examining the group development process and looking at how roles are taken up by group or team members. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Evolution Of Groups; The Developmental And Systems Psychodynamic Consideration

    This 16 page paper looks at group development from the perspective of developmental and systems psychodynamic theoretical perspectives by comparing a large learning group and a peer learning group in an educational setting to identify and examine the processes and evolution that can be observed. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Starbucks Website

    This 4 page paper (3 pages of text and 4 PowerPoint slides) look at how and why the Starbucks website is effective at gaining and then retaining the interest of visitors to it's' internet site. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Operations Management; Principle Healthcare Case Study

    This 16 page paper looks at a company (Principle Healthcare) and considers different aspects of operations management. The first questions deals with the way the operational strategy goals and the strategy realized may have some gaps. The second part of the paper considers forecasting and the firm's web site, the third questions considers supply chain management and the last questions looks at theories that may help with improvements in the firm, the theory of constraints and pull systems on inventory management are discussed. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Why has Fair Trade Chocolate Failed to Become a Top Selling Chocolate Bar; A Research Proposal

    This 14 page paper is a research proposal for assessing why a fair trade brand of chocolate does not outsell a well known brand of chocolate that is not fair trade certified. The paper starts with an introduction, aims and objectives and gives a justification for the subject. A literature review of relevant concepts is then followed by the outlining of a methodology and a timetable of undertaking the research. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Why has Fair Trade Chocolate Failed to Become a Top Selling Chocolate Bar; A Research Proposal

    This 14 page paper is a research proposal for assessing why a fair trade brand of chocolate does not outsell a well known brand of chocolate that is not fair trade certified. The paper starts with an introduction, aims and objectives and gives a justification for the subject. A literature review of relevant concepts is then followed by the outlining of a methodology and a timetable of undertaking the research. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Collectivism and Commitment; Implications for Cross Cultural Management

    This 18 page paper considers the following quote and assesses this in the context of lessons for cross culture managers; "As expected, results indicate that collectivism as a cultural value orientation is related to commitment, and exerts a stronger influence on commitment in collectivistic countries. Moreover, the relationships between commitment and outcomes are stronger in a collectivistic context" (Jörg Felfe, Wenhua Yan, Bernd Six, August, 2008). The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • The Role of Leadership in TQM Implementation; A Research Proposal

    This 11 page paper is a research proposal into the role of leadership when implementing TQM. The research is outlined, including the main research question and sub questions and justification for the research. A literature review is provided, followed by a methodology utilizing a case study. The proposal also includes a research schedule. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • Enterprise Wide Risk Management

    This 10 page discuses the following quote "Enterprise wide risk management as an assurance tool is increasingly being mandated as either principle or requirement within developed markets and economies". To discuss this the concept if Enterprise Wide Risk Management (EWRM) is defined and compared to traditional risk management, the way in which it has become a corporate culture issue and whether or not it can add value. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND CASE STUDY ANALYSIS

    This 4-page paper takes the case study "Conflict in Close Quarters" about an incident on the replica space station Mir, and discusses organizational conflict. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Work Life Balance Strategies and the Impact on Women Employees

    This 4 page paper looks at the issue of work life balance and how and why a lack of work life balance strategies in the work place are likely to have a greater negative impact on omen compared to men. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Lutheran Refugee Services

    An 18 page paper. Lutheran Refugee Service is part of the Lutheran Family Service organization. This essay provides a brief historical overview, mission, vision and value statements, comments about human resource management, and a SWOT analysis of Lutheran Refugee Service with an emphasis on services in Nebraska. The paper also comments on leadership, fiscal management and responsibility, marketing, the impact of government and ethical and legal issues. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Improving the Interaction Between Marketing and Sales and the Application in the Case of Fair Trade Chocolate; A Research Proposal

    This 16 page paper is a proposal for a project to examine the interaction between marketing and sales and determine ways of using marketing to increase sales. The proposal focuses on a product that is under performing, but meets customer needs and has potential sources of competitive advantage; fair trade chocolate, to use as a research subject for the practical application of theory and research. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • ISSUES OF ORGANIZATION DESIGN - WAL-MART

    This 3-page paper focuses on Wal-Mart's organizational design. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Cross Boarder Mergers And Acquisitions

    This 15 page paper looks at the problems and challenges of international mergers and acquisitions, and argues that it is more than financial considerations that need to be taken into account of the merger or acquisition is to be successful. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • A COMPARISON OF PERFORMANCE MEASURES

    This 3-page paper provides a comparison of three performance measures: input measures, output measures and outcome measures. The paper also discusses the need for performance measures. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Perception of Ethics in Marketing

    This 11 page paper presents research findings based on a questions provided by the student to assess the perceptions of the general public regarding the presence and influence of ethics in marketing. The paper presents an introduction, methodology, findings and analysis of findings. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Aspects Of Outsourcing

    This 5 page paper presents a general discussion of outsourcing including the definitions of outsourcing and offshoring. The writer reports the activities that are most often outsourced and where to. The paper also reports some of the hidden costs of outsourcing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Role of Leadership in TQM Implementation; A Research Proposal

    This 14 page paper is a research proposal to assess the influence of leadership in the way TQM is introduced into a firm. The paper gives an introduction with research questions and justification, a short literature review, proposes a methodology using several case studies for qualitative research and then reflects on potential problems and the ethical issues of the research before presenting a conclusion and a schedule for the project. The bibliography cites 34 sources.

  • Printing Industry in Australia

    This 11 page paper looks at the printing industry in Australia within a context of starting a new printing firm. The industry, its performance and segment are discussed, a PEST analysis performed and key success factors are identified before a SWOT analysis is undertaken to assess the potential of a new businesses this industry. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Sports Facility Management

    A 14 page paper. This type of management is very diverse with numerous different types of activities and responsibilities. This paper discusses management theories, leadership theories and motivation theories. It also discusses the kinds of responsibilities the sports facility manager has. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Business Psychology

    This 6 page paper responds to certain questions and issues related to opening a new business. The paper discusses the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, what effective communication and three leadership theories, transactional, transformational and situational. The paper also comments on keeping balance in one's life as an entrepreneur. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • MCBRIDE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETING

    This 3-page paper provides a marketing plan for McBride Financial Included in the paper is a discussion about Internet marketing. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • AMAZON AND ANALYSIS

    This 3-page paper discusses Amazon.com, Inc. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Business Cannot Ignore Pollution: It is a Matter of Life, Death, and Ethics

    In thirteen pages this paper examines the issue of industrial pollution and presents evidence to support the contention that the international business community cannot ignore the effects of pollution and considers environmental and health impacts, philosophical and Christian ethics, and what the government’s role should be in ensuring that business is held accountable for the damage inflicted by the pollution it generates. Nine sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Business Forecasting

    This 4 page paper discusses the importance of forecasting and the difficulty of forecasting in an unstable economy. The writer comments on two forecasting methods. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Advantage to Other Forms of Transport?

    Is Maritime Shipping Loosing its' Competitive This 4 page paper considers the position of maritime transportation and assesses where it has lost its' competitive advantages when compared to other transport models, such as road, rail or air. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Adidas Promotional Campaign during the 2008 Beijing Olympics; A Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at the marketing undertaken by Adidas during the 2008 Beijing Olympics looking at the sponsorship during the Olympics and the 'heritage' campaign considering how and why they were undertaken and assessing the results of the marketing actions. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Adidas Promotional Campaign during the 2008 Beijing Olympics; A Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at the marketing undertaken by Adidas during the 2008 Beijing Olympics looking at the sponsorship during the Olympics and the 'heritage' campaign considering how and why they were undertaken and assessing the results of the marketing actions. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Information Management at Sony

    This 11 page paper looks at the use of information management systems by Sony. The paper examines the company background before looking at the way information is used, including management information systems and the creation of a division to deal specifically with information issues. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • A Systematic Approach To Managing OHS - BSBOHS401B

    This 3 page paper looks at what is meant by a systematic approach to occupational health and safety and how it may be supported through planning and management systems and approaches. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • S&F AND LEADERSHIP CHANGE

    This 8-page paper analyzes the Smith & Falmouth case study, discussing the importance of leadership and change.

  • Post 1992 Motorola

    This 5 page paper assesses this firm's present position and addresses problems Motorola encountered during the 1990s. A SWOT analysis is included in this paper that looks at the company's past as well as its future. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Dreachslin's Diversity Management and Cultural Competence (Notes and PPT Slides)

    This 15 slide synopsis of the article by Dreachslin is provided along with slide notes. No additional sources cited.

  • Blood Diamonds

    A 3 page research paper that investigates what conflict diamonds are, and why this topic is controversial in terms of blood, death and the world's poor. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Impact of the Multi Fibre Agreement

    This 38 page paper examines the multi-fibre agreement (MFA) examining what the agreement was, how it was formed and the controls that the agreement placed on exports textile and clothing exports from developing countries. The paper then looks at the impact of the MFA expiration where some countries, such as Mexico and Indonesia have lost out and others, such as China and India have gained. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Sports Training and Expectancy Theory

    A 3 page paper discussing the three components of expectancy theory and relating the concept to sports training. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Motorola and Quality Management

    This 18 page paper looks at the way that quality management takes place at Motorola. The paper starts by considering the systems which are utilized by Motorola, including 6 Sigma, then looks at the way that quality management is implemented including objective setting, the benefits of implementing quality management and the differences between theory and practice, and then discusses a number of relevant concepts, including Juran’s trilogy, quality tools which are utilized by Motorola and then looks at the way that barriers may have been present and overcome when introducing, and maintaining quality management initiatives. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Kudler Performance Appraisal

    A 4 page paper devising a performance appraisal system for Kudler. The system provides weighting for various positions within the company. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Pininfarina and Mitsubishi

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. Pininfarina a number of challenges, the paper answers three questions set by the student; identifying the competitive capabilities of the company, assessing the winning factors for winning the Mitsubishi contract and discussion whether or not Mitsubishi contract to be accepted.

  • Changes at ATH MicroTechnologies

    This 5 page paper looks at the case of ATH MicroTechnologies, answering a set of 5 questions looking at the appropriateness of the earn out structure, the shifts seen in the case study considered in the context of Simons (1995) control levers, changes in accountability, investment measures and consideration of non financial measures and the use of a balanced score card. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Spend Less, Live Better - Marketing at Wal-Mart

    This 4 page paper looks at the way marketing at Wal-Mart is integrated. The way that the ‘spend less, live better’ campaign is examined in terms of the advertising, interactive marketing, leverage of emotions, products that are sold and promoted and public relations exercises. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Using the Balanced Scorecard at Manpower Australia

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Manpower Australia has made some changes using a Balanced Scorecard strategy, the questions assess the use of the strategy, how it was received and how it could be improved. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Pininfarina and Mitsubishi

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study concerning Pininfarina. Answering three questions set by the student the paper looks at the firms’ competitive capabilities the potential winning factors for gaining the Mitsubishi contract and considers if Pininfarina should accept the Mitsubishi contract.

  • Changing the Culture of a Department

    A 7 page paper that is based on a student-supplied scenario of a dysfunctional unit with a new COO. The writer reports the type of culture that exists and the four general types of organizational culture. The paper discusses what the COO needs to do, which is to be more authoritarian at the beginning. Other actions are recommended and both situational and transformational leadership styles are explained. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Important Issues in Project Management

    This 14 page paper looks at the topic of project management and considers what types of subjects would need to be examined before producing a project plan. The paper takes the format of a research proposal complete with research questions literature review and Gantt chart for scheduling the writing of the project plan. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Important Issues in Project Management

    This 14 page paper looks at the topic of project management and considers what types of subjects would need to be examined before producing a project plan. The paper takes the format of a research proposal complete with research questions literature review and Gantt chart for scheduling the writing of the project plan. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • HOW ACME CAN BEAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

    This 3-page paper provides suggestions on how ACME, a motor manufacturer, can outsell its foreign competition and regain market share. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Marketing and HRM Advice for Lan Airlines

    This 11 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Lan Airway, a Latin American Airline, has been successful and needs to decide how to compete in the future. The paper examines the case from a marketing and HRM perspective analyzing the case and making recommendation for the future. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Replacing a Team Member

    This 4 page paper begins with the background for the case study. It involves replacing a member of a team in a Chicago organization. The writer explains why she is making a specific decision, expected reactions from members of the teams, how the manager will deal with their resistance, and what is expected to happen. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Developing Marketing for McBride

    This 4 page paper considers the way in which McBride Financial Services may undertake market research in order to develop a marketing strategy, and then discusses the strategy and potential marketing mediums that may be used by the company. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Developing Marketing for McBride

    This 4 page paper considers the way in which McBride Financial Services may undertake market research in order to develop a marketing strategy, and then discusses the strategy and potential marketing mediums that may be used by the company. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Marketing Gourmet Food for the French Market

    This 4 page paper looks at the fictitious case study of Kudler Fine Foods, where there is a plan to expand the company into France. The paper looks at the market needs, market potential, identifies marketing objectives and proposes a marketing strategy. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Three Dimensional Television - Bringing the Technology to Market

    This 5 page paper considers some of the difficulties faced by management in trying to bring 3D TV to the market and the way that the challenges were overcome, including the need for changes in consumer attitudes and choices in technology. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Pharmaceutical Joint Ventures in India

    This 4 page paper discusses a case study entitled Eli Lilly in India: Rethinking the Joint Venture Strategy. The paper reports the highlights of the case and the outcomes, including the challenges the new company faced. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Stakeholder Consideration in the Case of Longhurst Pulp and Paper Mill Case

    This 12 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student to assess a change needed in terms of environmental compliance and examine this from a stakeholder perspective. The paper presents a brief literature review on stakeholder theory and then applies theory to the case. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Project Assessment at Volkswagen of America

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student, the company has introduced a new system for assessing IT projects, questions set by the student are answered, looming a whether the new system is an improvement, who is controlling the budget and the way that dissatisfaction in the managers should be tackled. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • How One Major Corporation Changed Directions

    A 4 page paper that uses the Tushman-O’Reilly congruence model to analyze a case about IBM, entitled Beyond Big Blue. The writer identifies the items in the article that fit into each of the four boxes according to the model. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Adversity Management and the Case of John Hancock

    This 9 page paper, based work provided by the student, examines diversity at John Hancock Financial Services. The paper starts by considering it is meant by the adversity and how it may be applied, and then considers the diversity based on an interview with an employee, using results to identify potential areas of improvement. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • An Examination of the Credit Card Industry in the United States

    This 10 page paper examines US credit card industry in 2010, looking first at the development and history of the industry, in considering the economic and political influences and undertaking a Porters 5 forces analysis of potential future developments will impact on the industry. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • The Benefits of Flexible Working Arrangements

    This 7 page paper looks at the concept of flexible working practices, the benefits that they can bring to employers and outlines examples of flexible working practices, including job share and flexi-time. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Lenovo’s Acquisition of IBM’s PC Division

    This 12 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student looking at the way that the acquisition of IBM PCD took place, with the challenges that were faced and consideration of the way leadership approaches and strategies were able to aid the process. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Apple Case Study

    This 5 page paper evaluates the rise of the ipod and the problem of competition in regard to music downloads. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Project Management and the Subject of Risk

    This 3 page paper considers the subject of project risk management, looking at what it is and what is important, and justifying the need for a larger paper on the subject of project risk management. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Guillermo Furniture Primary Research Results and Assessment

    This 15 page paper, made up of a 6 page report, and a 9 slide PowerPoint presentation complete with speaker notes, examines and presents the findings of research undertaken to determine the perceptions of customers for the fictitious firm Guillermo Furniture. The research results are examined in the paper followed by consideration on the way in which research could be improved. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Research Issues for Bookworm

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Bookworms need to undertake some market research to assess the potential for an internet café. The paper looks at what type of information would be needed the way that data can be gathered and considers the best approach to sampling. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Drinking Glass Recalled

    A 3 Page Paper That Discusses McDonald’s Recent Decision To Recall Millions Of The Shrek Characters Drinking Glasses. The Writer Provides Data And The Reasons For The Recall. Towards The End Of The Paper, The Writer Comments On Relevant And Non-Relevant Costs And The Contribution Margin Ratio Related To This Decision. Bibliography Lists 6 Sources.

  • Strategy at Bunge

    This 5 page paper looks at the case study provided by the student on the international company Bunge, identifies strategies which are being used by the company, considers how or why these may be used and assesses the outcome of the strategic approaches adopted. Bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION: A LITERATURE REVIEW

    This 5-page paper provides a literature review about recruiting, interviewing and hiring in an organization. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Re-engineering at MEG International

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, looking at the problems this IT firm faces in undertaking a re-engineering project to use ‘enterprise architecture as strategy’. Four questions are answered; defining the terms re-engineering and ‘enterprise architecture as strategy’, considering key risk factors, looking at the pressures for change and considering how the change should be approached in the case of MEG. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Is It Ever Okay to Discriminate

    An 8 page paper. The case is presented in an article entitled “Best of Intentions.” The writer recommends a course of action for a manager who has been cautioned about hiring a well-qualified Black man because of the community. The writer discusses experts’ opinions and makes recommendations for the manager about what must be done to help this new employee succeed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Influences and Marketing of Nordstrom

    This 5 page paper looks at a case study on the US retailer Nordstrom supplied by the student and answers questions on the impact of political, legal, regulatory, technological, social, competitive and economic influences on the firm and their marketing and considers how the firm may set up and market itself in a new country. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Emotional Intelligence

    A 3 page paper. In the mid-1990s, Goleman argued that leaders must have high emotional intelligence to succeed. Research confirmed the importance of emotional intelligence. This paper explains Goleman’s theory, components in EQ, and why it is important. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Comparison of the German and British Corporate Governance Systems

    This 17 page paper looks at the concept and practice of corporate governance in the UK and Germany, contrasting and comparing the approaches, looking at the strengths and weaknesses associated with each corporate governance systems and how international managers may bridge the differences. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • The Importance of Governance in Projects

    This 16 page paper looks at the concept fop project governance, what it is, how it emerges and the influences considers how and why it is important and then looks at 4 different projects to assess the way project governance was present. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Problem Analysis and Recommendation for the CareGroup

    This 15 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. The CareGroup, a healthcare organization, suffered a major IT outage which impacted sufficiently on operations. The paper outlines the background of the case, identifies the problems and then analyses of the problems before making recommendations for future strategies. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • A Case Study of the Acme and Omega Electronics Firms

    This 3 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student, Acme and Omega were once part of the same firm, but following divestment have adopted different management practices. The paper identifies the problems each firm has faced, the moist important problems and then suggests a solution suitable for both firms. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Providing Service in the Hospitality Industry - A Case Study of a Gordon Ramsay Restaurant

    This 12 page paper looks at service provision strategies, by examining a top class renowned restaurant; the Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, and considering the way that service is delivered and the processes, looking at standards hard and soft standards as well as the role of the employees and the role of the customers. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • General Electric's Transformation

    A 3 page paper based on a Harvard Case study of GE and Jack Welch’s leadership. The writer discusses Welch’s top-down initiatives, reliance on predecessors, strategic dimension, and the importance of strategic planning. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • EHARMONY CASE STUDY

    This 5-page paper discusses eHarmony's brand and potential avenues for expansion. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Importance of Strategic Business Planning: Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of how business plans relate to corporate culture and long term goals. The case study of Caribbean Airlines and Air Jamaica is analyzed as an example. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Problems at Tru-Fit

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student, a firm with different division faced a number of problems, the issues and some potential solutions to identified problems are discussed and additional problems are identified. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Subjects

    This 12 page paper looks five different corporate social responsibility issues that face businesses today; climate change, sustainability, child labour, fair trade and environmental accounting. Each is discussed to look at how the issue can be defined and how it may impact in businesses. The bibliography cites 24 sources.

  • HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OUTLINE

    This 6-page paper proposes an outline discussing job analysis and its importance to HRM. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Business Ethics: Coca-Cola India

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of business ethics. The case of Coca-Cola India and the revamp of their image through ethical practice is examined. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Value of eHRM

    This 12 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, looking at the way h