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.

  • 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 hat eHRM was implemented and answering several questions. The paper starts by defining eHRM and differentiating it from HRIS, the advantages of eHRM, role of IT in managing people and the way IT may be used for e-development and e-assessment. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • CANGO, PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS AND OPPORTUNITY COSTS

    This 4-page paper discusses CanGo's performance appraisal system and economic concepts the company must deal with Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • SOCIAL NETWORKS AND THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION

    This 6-page paper describes how social media networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn can be beneficial to a learning organization. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Leadership Skills and Open Communication at Mattel

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of organizational problems at Mattel. Recommendations for improved leadership are given, in the context of leadership theories. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Business Basics - Competitive Advantages and Challenges of International Trade

    This 9 page paper is written in two parts. The first part explains the concept of competitive advantage and looks at how a firm may decide what form of advantage to pursue. The second part of the paper discusses advantages and challenges and strategies that may be found in international business. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Project Management - the Failure of the Tacoma Bridge

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Two questions unanswered, identifying the risks which were present when the first Tacoma Bridge was designed and built in the 1940s, and the way in which risk could be mitigated. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Project Management - the Failure of the Tacoma Bridge

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Two questions unanswered, identifying the risks which were present when the first Tacoma Bridge was designed and built in the 1940s, and the way in which risk could be mitigated. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The Value of Effective Organizational Communication: A Technological Overview

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of organizational communication. Strategies for effective implementation of information technologies to enhance communication are explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ethnical Culture in an Organization

    This 8 page paper looks at the role and importance of ethics in business, considering what is meant by ethics and a culture of ethics and how it may apply to an accountancy firm. The case of Arthur Andersen’s performance in the Enron case is used as a case study to look at ethics in action. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • The Potential of Mobile Marketing

    This 9 page paper is written in report format and looks at the concept and potential uses of mobile marketing for use by a fictitious firm. The potential benefits and concerns over the way this format is examined with consideration of the application to practical applications. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • The Strategic Use of Human Resources

    This 14 page paper examines the implications for a human resource department of adopting a strategic management approach to human resource management; this is undertaken by looking at what is meant by strategic human resource management and considering the way it may be undertaken, including workforce planning and employee development. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • SUPERVALU CASE STUDY

    This 8-page paper is an analysis of the Harvard Business School case study "SuperValu Inc: Professional Development Program." Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Problems with a Duel Remuneration System in a Single Company

    This 20 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. A company in India, faced with increasing competition for employees, changed the pay structure for new contracts, without reconsidering the older contract. This has created a feeling of unfairness and resulted in reduced levels of productivity. The case study analyzes how and why these negative behavioral traits have emerged, with reference to motivation and equity theories, and then makes recommendations to resolve the situation. The bibliography cites 18 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.

  • Reasons for Small Business Failure

    An 18 page paper discussing reasons that otherwise sound small businesses do not succeed. There is disagreement over what percentages of new businesses fail in the first five years-estimates range between 40 and 80 percent. Even at the low range, the failure rate is high, and evaluation of failures shows common traits that have led to those failures. Failure has far less to do with market conditions or the capabilities of the entrepreneur than it does with inadequate planning and forecasting. Small business 'experts' as well as the SBA stress that planning and forecasting should be done before the doors open for the first day of business so that the entrepreneur knows what to expect and when to expect it, as well as plan for its arrival. Adequate planning cannot prevent business failure, but it certainly can prevent the failure of businesses that otherwise deserve to succeed. Bibliography lists 11ources.

  • Airline Reservation Systems of Apollo and Galileo

    This 6 page report discusses the Apollo and Galileo airline reservation systems that are considered to be distributed transaction processing applications. Such applications are widely used by enterprises to support mission-critical applications, such as and banking applications. The focus of the paper is from a systems information approach and deals primarily with the software and hardware connections involved. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Toyota Problems and Solutions

    In this 8 page research paper, the writer discusses some of the problems that Toyota had during the early 1990's along with other Japanese auto manufacturers. Some specific concerns included : high material costs, too few vehicle choices, high employee turnover, and inattentiveness to marketing mix. The writer makes pertinent recommendations -- detailing some of the steps that Toyota can take to ensure a more productive, profitable future. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Toyota's Problems and Solutions II

    In this 11 page case study, several key problems facing Toyota are presented, described, and analyzed to find possible solutions. Macro and microeconomic issues are explored and the writer offers ideas relevant to contemporary management theory including the possibility of Toyota switching to a J.I.T. inventory system, becoming proactive in their leadership style-- and solving problems before they happen. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Lotus Development Corp. and its Growth

    5 pages in length. Of the early days of Lotus Development Corporation, Janet Axelrod says that she and Mitchell Kapor, Lotus' founder, had come to an understanding early on: Kapor would deal with the business end of things; Axelrod would ensure that Lotus employees enjoyed some of the most liberal benefits in the industry and that Lotus would be recognized as a leading innovator in corporate responsibility. That agreement was struck in 1981, and it still holds today. Though IBM broke its own precedence and acquired Lotus by means of a hostile takeover in 1995, Lotus remains a leader in its field and is increasingly global in its focus. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Becoming a Fortunate 500 Organization by Kenneth Blanchard and Michael O'Connor

    Becoming a Fortunate 500 Organization, Blanchard, O'Connor and other contributors promote the idea that management holds the key to corporate success, not through implementing top-down management strategies that focus on leadership style, productivity goals, and other effective means of operational support. This 6 page paper reflects the central perspectives presented in the work and underscores the link between management process and corporate outcomes. No additional sources cited.

  • Proctor and Gamble Communication and Management Issues

    A 12 page paper examining the paradox presented by management structure at Proctor & Gamble. Proctor & Gamble's 'paint by number' approach to organizational decision making appears to be inhibiting with the effect of stifling the same creativity that senior management claims the company seeks at all levels, but Proctor & Gamble has reached a level of standardization in their decision process that would be unworkable in many other organizations. Other businesses with Proctor & Gamble's rigid hierarchy would only be immobilized, but this company is able to use its strict procedures to channel the creative energies of its managers into a single common direction. That focus enables managers of all departments to be better able to meet their objectives, which presently lie in making Proctor & Gamble a global company with local focus. Bibliography lists 14 sources. P&G.wps

  • Merchandising Flaws, Time Management Tips for 7-11

    A 7 page paper with a background on Southland Corporation, and a 'local' 7-11 store and its merchandising functions. The paper proposes time management solutions to its apparent merchandising flaws. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Merchandising Flaws, Time Management Tips for 7-11

    A 7 page paper with a background on Southland Corporation, and a 'local' 7-11 store and its merchandising functions. The paper proposes time management solutions to its apparent merchandising flaws. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Athletic Shoes and Issues in the Industry

    This 14 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.

  • Comparing Cruise Lines

    5 pages in length. The writer compares Royal Caribbean and Carnival in relation to a Caribbean cruise. Paper includes three graphs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Food Service at the San Diego Village Inn Motel and Restaurant

    A 10 page paper based on a case study of the restaurant, coffee shop, and bar function of a San Diego Village Inn motel and restaurant. The establishment has found itself with neither assistant manager or restaurant manager, and the entire food service function has disintegrated into chaos. A head cook who also served as the restaurant manager descended on long-time wait staff with dictatorial and condescending measures. The staff response was that of rebellion, and the 'new' head cook was discharged within his 90-day probationary period. The company is perennially understaffed and pays enough in overtime to more than justify the addition of some temporary relief workers to ease the stresses faced by overworked permanent employees. No bibliography.

  • Case Study Analysis of ValuJet Airlines

    This 8 page paper examines the history, market niche, and organizational structure of ValuJet Airlines-- a company best known for its low cost airfare and frequent problems / crashes ! Issues concerning service, management style, and fiscal outlook are analyzed to provide an in-depth overview of the company's strengths and weaknesses. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of ValuJet and SWA

    In this 10 page report, the writer compares Southwest with Value Jet Airlines. It is reasoned that the reputation-wrecked ValuJet airlines has only trotted along a bumpy road to industry success. Its future is much less certain than the ever-growing Southwest Airlines. Marketability, cost issues, human relations, and more-- are examined with respect to each of these two companies to support such a thesis. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Discount Competition and Why KMart was Defeated by WalMart

    3 pages in length. It is not difficult to ascertain the reasons why Wal-Mart has overtaken K-Mart in the discount chain rivalry: inflexibility and lack of open-mindedness, as well as a decidedly lazy approach to customer service are the primary causes. In an industry that is fueled upon the slightest discrepancy, it is quite obvious that K-Mart's chairman, president and chief executive Mr. Antonini does not have a clue as to the most effective way to run his business. Mr. Glass, however, who is Mr. Walton's successor, understands perfectly the necessary elements that have catapulted Wal-Mart to the incredible heights it has achieved. The writer discusses the various reasons why Wal-Mart outdid K-Mart. No sources cited.

  • Nicholson File Company and Cooper Industries

    A 10 page case study examining the conditions and events that led to the end of the Nicholson File Company as a business entity all to its own. In 1972, there were at least three companies interested in acquiring Nicholson, two of which were what is now the CooperTools division of Cooper Industries and the H.K. Porter Company. Founded in 1919, Cooper was the youngster of the three and now owns both of the others. This paper addresses Cooper's astuteness in pursuing Nicholson, how much Cooper could afford to pay per share and the concerns of the then-existing Nicholson stockholders. No Bibliography.

  • Import Export Zeigler Coal Holding Company

    A 7 page paper discussing a large import/export company using Zeigler Coal Holding as the point of discussion. The writer examines the company's performance over the past several years, the state of the coal industry and the company's overall corporate climate regarding management style, commitment to their employees and how they might be able to improve their performance. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Treasure Risks and British Petroleum PLC

    This 7 page report discusses British Petroleum Company, PLC, in terms of the Treasury risks to which it is and has been exposed. As a result of restructuring in 1994, BP became a company of smaller, more autonomous units in place of the previous centralized regional teams. The 'view from the top' has always been that these units could be more creative and efficient through the sharing of knowledge and best practices. Such factors are equally important throughout the evaluation of potential Treasury risk. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Dupont Yard and the Importance of Life Cycle in Software Development

    An 8 page research paper that is written in the form of an investigative report into the how a planned software development program for a corporation failed to meet its stated objectives. The writer details what went wrong and gives suggestions that can be implemented to facilitate the software development life cycle in the future. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Selling and Sales Techniques

    A 4 page paper on selling and sales techniques. Creativity is the fun of sales; customer service provides the satisfaction. But the one outstanding feature of a successful salesman of integrity is his absolute honesty about his product. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Small Business and the WWW

    This 5 page report examines the opportunities available to small business through maintaining a website and marketing via the Internet. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Global Internet Business Opportunities and Challenges

    A 5 page essay discussing the challenges and opportunities that await a business when it decides to go global on the Internet. Bibliography lists six sources.

  • Specific Population Targeting Proposal for Marketing Research

    This 10 page report discusses the issues surrounding marketing research and a proposal for the appropriate market research as associated with a home office work chair designed, produced and marketed by the fictitious company 'HomeWorkInk' for the female home office owner. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • DirectInvest Brokerage Service Marketing Plan

    A 10 page paper presenting a marketing plan for a startup online brokerage services firm. The online discount broker is the current news of stock trading. At just over 200,000 trades daily involving more than 100 million shares of stock, Internet trading still represents only a fraction of the total volume of any major exchange, but that volume grows at nearly 50% annually and is expected to grow at an even higher rate after totally secure transactions are assured for trading, as well as with the growth of the Internet. This marketing plan presents a current view of the industry and determines ways that DirectInvest can outlast the competition. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Multi Level Marketing 'Future of Marketing' or Scam?

    A 12 page paper. Called a scam by some and the 'future of marketing' by others, multilevel marketing (MLM) most likely lies somewhere in between. Of course, there are MLM scams that are nothing more than thinly disguised pyramid schemes, but there are also many reputable MLM companies, such as Mary Kay Cosmetics. Conceiving of a world in which MLM supplants traditional retail efforts is difficult, but MLM remains an alternative channel of distribution to meet the needs of the consumer. MLM appears to be a permanent alternative, but not one that will overtake the corner grocery. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Global Marketing and Warfare Effects on Trading

    A 10 page research paper that explores the effects of warfare on trading between and among countries, both those actively involved in the war and those who do business with one or more of the countries at war. Specific examples are given. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Overview of Marketing for an Independent Garden Center

    8 pages in length. A retailer says, 'if the chains are steamships plowing through the ocean, then we have to be the cigarette boats zipping around and through them and changing direction on a dime. That must be our advantage when going up against the tremendous cash and resources of the biggies.' Landscape plants are available at nearly every home-oriented center or grocery store, but knowledge of them is not. The independent garden center certainly faces challenges when a giant discounter shares their market, but the independent has advantages that the corporate giant does not. This paper presents a few of those advantages. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Gdn-Ctr.rtf

  • Overview of Marketing for an Independent Garden Center

    8 pages in length. A retailer says, 'if the chains are steamships plowing through the ocean, then we have to be the cigarette boats zipping around and through them and changing direction on a dime. That must be our advantage when going up against the tremendous cash and resources of the biggies.' Landscape plants are available at nearly every home-oriented center or grocery store, but knowledge of them is not. The independent garden center certainly faces challenges when a giant discounter shares their market, but the independent has advantages that the corporate giant does not. This paper presents a few of those advantages. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Gdn-Ctr.rtf

  • Turkey and the Marketing of Computer Hardware

    7 pages in length. Once plagued with the unflattering moniker Sick Man of Europe, Turkey has done well to bring itself into the twenty-first century. One of the primary components of this vast improvement has been within the world of technology, where the Turks have sought to incorporate both their people and their government into the forward-moving aspect of computerization. As a means by which to help this nation expand, the marketing of computer hardware will serve as a significant boost to the ongoing efforts of Turkey's technological expansion. The writer discusses various issues and concerns in relation to marketing computer hardware in Turkey. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Avon and Mary Kay Cosmetics

    A marketing paper of just under 11 pages, in which the writer compares Mary Kay Cosmetics and Avon, the Number 1 (Avon) and Number 2 (Mary Kay) direct sales cosmetics companies in the world. Included are the target market of each company, their strengths and some of their weaknesses. They both face great opportunity both home and abroad, and both seem to be determined to take advantage of that opportunity. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Catalog Sales Decline of Land's End

    A 5 page look at Lands' End's marketing of catalogs throughout the United States. It is cited that sales continued to improve both for the company and for the catalog industry itself from about 1980 to 1989-- when decline suddenly began. Some of the reasons for this include significantly increased competition, rumors of postage increases & inter-state sales taxes, and Land's End's own internal failure to offer a diversified product line and to manage inventory effectively. Recommendations for improvement are made. The original case materials are no longer available. No Bibliography.

  • Toys 'R' Us' Marketing Techniques

    A 12 page research paper examining the recent fortunes of Toys R Us, the largest retailer of toys for kids of all ages, but mostly for the shorter ones. Considered 'unstoppable' throughout the 1980's, mass merchandisers, particularly Wal-Mart, stopped them very effectively in the early 1990's by using low-priced toys to attract more customers to their stores. Toys R Us has taken a hard look at their no-frills warehouse appearance and has decided to change it in hopes of making their stores fun places to be: if customers spend more time there, they'll spend more money, too. Nine references cited.

  • Marketing Case Study of Yahoo!

    A 7 page paper that outlines the development and marketing strategies of Yahoo! Inc., the company developed around the Internet search engine. Though this company is only 2 years old, the projections that can be determined by current figures demonstrate the wise management and development practices of the company and the complexity of new products currently being marketed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business Case Study of Odor Eater Socks

    A 6 page paper dealing with the markets acceptability of odor eater sock products. A background of Chipman-Union is given along with an overview of their examination of the markets susceptibility to the marketing of Odor Eater socks. Includes conclusions regarding the proposed marketing of this product and a graph showing the publics receptiveness to buying Odor Eater products as compared to regular products. No Bibliography.

  • SWOT Analysis and Case Study of Video Concepts

    A 6 page 'SWOT' (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis of a small video store that was doing quite well until Blockbuster Video moved to town. Two years after the arrival of Blockbuster, Video Concepts was still profitable, though only marginally so. It has been said that if the giant retailers are steamships plowing through the ocean, then the small local retailers have to be the cigarette boats zipping around and through them, changing direction at any given time. Video Concepts cannot hope to compete with Blockbuster's financial resources or national name; they must become actively involved in the community, stress their local ownership in a small North Carolina town where such things are important, and operate more on creativity than cash. Vid-Conc.wps

  • National Laws and Global Staffing

    A 5 page paper using Singapore and Japan, both cultural and geographical neighbors, to illustrate the complexities that multinational firms face in organizing international staffing efforts. Of course organizations need to operate as efficiently as possible, and adopting a global perspective on staffing ostensibly could work to achieve that greater efficiency. National laws and cultural perspectives can vary widely even within a single geographical region, however. Depending on the company and where its sites are located, more efficient international HRM may take the form of coordinating the efforts of nation-specific offices. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Behavior Management and Ethics

    5 pages. Controlling another's behavior through behavior management will naturally bring up some ethical issues as to when such management is appropriate and in what settings. Managing the behavior of others requires moral and ethical skills as well as management skills. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Marketing and IKEA North America L.L.C.

    A 15 page paper that not only addresses issues directly associated with IKEA home furnishings company but also provides explanations of a variety of aspects of marketing. These include: marketing systems and marketing research; internal sources of marketing information; IKEA product differentiation strategies; product life cycle, including explanation of the four stages in the cycle; distribution channels; Online marketing and its values; definition of different terms, such as product hierarchy; the differences in marketing services versus goods; pricing strategies; price elasticity of demand. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Organizational Change and Leadership

    This 16 page paper provides a hypothetical case study for analysis. When a section head must fire one of six employees, she vies for a safe political option, but not one that helps the organization. The case study is presented and analyzed after a review of the literature on the subject of management, leadership and change in organizations is conducted. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Nursing and Professionalism

    Ever since the first assistant helped the village doctor cure a patient, the profession of nursing has been one that suffers from stereotypes that, unfortunately, reflect on the question of professionalism. This paper defines what professionalism is and the barriers to professionalism that the vocataion of nursing faces. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Overview of Ford Motor Company

    An 8 page paper. The first part of this paper offers a general overview of Ford Motor Company, including its global position and revenues, profits and number of vehicles sold in 2000. The rest of the paper focuses on employee issues and most specifically, on the sexual harassment and discrimination cases brought against the company. The settlement with EEOC is described as is subsequent charges against managers and the company. Recommendations are made regarding these issues. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Overview of Ford Motor Company

    An 8 page paper. The first part of this paper offers a general overview of Ford Motor Company, including its global position and revenues, profits and number of vehicles sold in 2000. The rest of the paper focuses on employee issues and most specifically, on the sexual harassment and discrimination cases brought against the company. The settlement with EEOC is described as is subsequent charges against managers and the company. Recommendations are made regarding these issues. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Different Approaches to Human Resource Management and Business Strategy

    This 5 page paper considers the different approach to strategy and how they reflect on human resource issues. From the classical schools of Taylorism and the ideas of Sloan, through to the evolutionally, or emergent strategy of Michael Porter, and the emergence of the Japanese styles, including Kaizen. The writer discusses the attributes and theories and argues they may not be as far apart as they appear. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Bank Teller and Employment Longevity

    A 20 page paper research proposal seeking to discover ways to increase job longevity among bank tellers. The teller line employees are the first employees customers meet and also interact with during their banking relationship, qualifying tellers as the “front line” employees about whom so much has been written. Front line employees are those with whom customers have the greatest degree of direct contact and in many respects, they define the organization for the customer. Continuity and longevity in that position provide a pleasant experience for customers and retention of the customer base. The problem is that employees see that position as a stepping stone, a temporary stop on individuals’ career paths. This study will examine the reasons why employees view the teller positions as stepping stones and will investigate what would provide the incentive for employees to look at tellering as a long term career. This study will address financial institutions with $50M or less in assets or fewer than 25 employees. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

  • Proposal for Internet Expansion of Chiropractic Office

    A 15 page paper that presents a proposal directed to investors. In this proposal a group of chiropractors have decided to market their services Online by developing a Web site. The paper includes an executive summary; company overview; market comparison; marketing plan; management plan; data comparing average number of patients to the base for these chiropractors; costs for establishing and maintaining the Web site; obstacles and opportunities, including research; initial plan; action plan and offerings to the investor. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Learning Organization and Organizational Learning Differences

    This 12 page paper defines each of the concepts and then they are compared and contrasted. Ideas regarding learning within the organization are explored. The importance of creativity is emphasized. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Automotive Industry and Engineer Management

    A 5 page paper. This paper discusses management in the automotive industry and specifically managing engineers. The paper begins with a brief introduction to the changes in management strategies within the automotive industry. It then goes on to discuss the challenges associated with managing professional engineers. The writer ends by providing an outline of considerations when managing this group of professionals. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Corporate Management Sector and Women

    6 pages in length. A lot has changed in the last one hundred years in relation to women's roles in the workplace. To be sure, one would never find a female CEO at the turn of the century, nor would one be accustomed to seeing women in many executive positions at all. However, contemporary times have illustrated how women have been successful in their attempts to break through the barriers of a patriarchal work society and effectively plant themselves in the midst of prosperity. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Should Your Company Accept Credit Cards Over the Internet?

    This 7 page paper considers the case of a company that wishes to start accepting credit card payments over the internet. In an easy to understand paper, the writer considers the issues the company will need to consider, such as the use of servers, security, encryption, processing, authorising and the possibility of using an agent. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Top Performance How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others by Zig Ziglar

    A 5 page paper which examines the book "Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others." No additional sources cited.

  • Endorsements by Celebrities

    A 6 page paper that discusses celebrity endorsements of various products. Using famous people to endorse or promote a product is not a new concept but it is one that is being seen a large proportion of marketing campaigns. This paper discusses the reasons for using celebrities, the need to match celebrity with product, the need for the celebrity's credibility and what companies can do to protect themselves against potential scandals involving the celebrity endorsing their products. Examples are provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Power, Knowledge, and Management

    A paper which considers the relationship between knowledge and power in corporate organisations, with particular reference to management issues. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Management and Sports Marketing

    A 9 page paper that responds to specific student-generated questions regarding sports marketing management. Those topics include: an explanation of what sport marketing is; identifying fans; brand equity and management and how to enhance brand equity; using customer databases; niche marketing; and what service quality means. Examples are included throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Individual States and Construction Law

    This 10 page report discusses the bidding process and how it relates to state governments’ building and construction processes. Comparisons are made between the states of Washington and Oregon -- states with a common border and similar climates, although the population of Washington is significantly larger than that of Oregon. As a point for a third comparison, the report also considers the state of Virginia -- a different coast, a much larger population, and a much smaller geographic region. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Management of Compensation Situation

    This 8 page paper consider the current situation of compensation management and how this is changing. The writer consider the way in which employees are compensated, the different influences such as company culture, job status and the competitive environment, and then considers how this impacts on the total remuneration or compensation package. The bibliography cotes 5 sources.

  • Cross Promotional Advertising Between Sports Brands and Consumer Products

    24 pages in length. Maintaining one's competitive edge while immersed within the local and global marketplace not only takes substance and endurance but also an inherent ability to see beyond tomorrow. Establishing a company's firm grip upon the many variables that are associated with competitiveness is a challenge that most consumer product companies have encountered with a mixture of eagerness, anxiety and anticipation. It is not always an easy venture to maintain one's established position given the consideration of respective infrastructure and labor costs, cultural barriers, as well as monetary fluctuations. The desire to break free of the constraints associated with standard advertising techniques has become all-important to the future of advertising as a whole, which has become quite apparent with the presence of consumer product companies working with sports brands in cross-promotional advertising. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • European Union Law Regarding Mergers and Competition

    This 16 page paper consider the European Union law that has been put into place to control monopolies and mergers in order to prevent unfair completion. Relevant regulations as well as EU case law are cites throughout. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Text Summary of Carr and Snyder's The Management of Telecommunications

    This 19 page paper provides a summary, with some observations, of the book entitled The Management of Telecommunications by Carr & Snyder. The book looks at historical facts of telecommunications, but also provides precise technical information about technology utilized in telecommunications. No additional sources cited.

  • Airline Industry After Terrorist Attacks of 2001

    This 5 page paper deals with the fate of the airline industry in the wake of the terrorist attacks. Analysis of stockholders, industry and overall health of the airline businesses. Examples, charts, statistics included. Quotes from CEO of American Airlines. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Europe, Asia, and Advertising Psychology

    A 29 page paper discussing the effects of cultural differences between regions of the world and the need for advertisers to heed those differences. The differences of the psychology of advertising between Southeast Asia and Europe are more matters of cultural and economic differences than of any real differences among people. Europe is further divided into West and East, which in itself presents cultural and economic differences great enough to affect advertising efforts in each region. The bottom line is that advertisers still must adhere to the basics: identify and learn market targets; know the culture; work within both simultaneously. One caveat to remember is to ensure that at least one native speaker of each foreign language being attempted is involved in developing any new advertising campaign, thereby avoiding some of the advertising faux pas that the paper describes. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • United Kingdom and Management's Increasing Unitary Approach to Employment Relations

    This 6 page paper considers the way in which the employment relationship has been changing since the 1970's with a rise in a unitary approach form employers matching the fall of power from the unions. The writer includes management attitudes, government attitudes, trade union and public opinion. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • HR and Commitment to Employees

    A 5 page paper. Should HR professionals focus on programs that will generate employee commitment? This is the question this paper addresses. The writer reports research that illustrates the benefits of employee commitment and offers some of the steps identified that lead to gaining loyalty and commitment from employees. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Organizational Management and In Search of Excellence by Peters and Waterman

    10 pages in length. The writer compares the approach of Peters and Waterman as it relates to organizational management in the health care industry. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Large and Small Companies and Management Functions

    A 5 page paper. beginning with a definition of management, the writer then discusses the levels of management traditionally found in large organizations. The five management functions are then identified and discussed along with comments about how these functions differ between large and small organizations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sports Related Products and Marketing Research

    An 8 page paper discussing the need for market research to be valid and of good design. Market research far too often is an exercise in sloppy design and technique, seemingly done only for the purpose of saying it has been. Conducting research can be an expensive activity, and today’s organizations need to gain as much value from every dollar as possible. Marketing sports items can be more difficult than marketing more generic products, and the successful company needs to ensure that its research practices are sound and free of unintended bias. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Organizations and Incremental and Transformational Change

    This 5 page paper discusses the idea that there are really two main types of organisation change, incremental and transformational. The writer includes considers different models of organizational change including those of Lewin, Senge and many others. The bibliography cite 13 sources.

  • International Athletic Shoe Company Establishment

    A 5 page paper establishing a new company to manufacture and market athletic shoes in the US, Canada, Singapore and South Korea. The initial budget is $350 million, allocated among five primary activities. Includes a five forces analysis of the industry. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Paperboard Exportation to China

    A 9 page paper discussing advantages and disadvantages of exporting paperboard to China’s many contract manufacturers. The paper uses a budget of $117 million to establish the export function to the point of being operational. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Bonsize Plant Hormone Marketing Case Study

    5 pages. This is a marketing case study for the introduction of a new plant product. Bonsize Plant Hormone makes virtually any plant into a miniature Bonsai style plant. For instance, used on young rose bushes they will over time become smaller and more compact without losing their health and vigor. They will eventually wind up being approximately 8 to 12 inches tall fully mature, with fully formed flowers and leaves just like a regular size rosebush. This paper will show how a product such as this would be marketed to the public.

  • Strategic Management Within Harley-Davidson

    7 pages. This paper describes the management strategy of the Harley-Davidson Company including the analysis of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. The company objectives and strategies and an evaluation of them are also discussed. Looks at long-term objectives and demographics. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Technology and Its Impact Upon Management and Production Operations

    10 pages. New technology has a great impact on production operations and management. The focus of this paper is on the Ford Motor Company and the impact of robotic technology. Topics include the difference in cost of human vs. robotic labor as well as how and why Ford was interested in this technology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Crisis Communication in the Workplace

    10 pages. This paper identifies issues related to crisis communication in the workplace. The case study is focused on a soft drink manufacturer that found several cases of tampering with its product. How the company handled this emergency and what actions were taken and not taken show us a lot about whether a company cares more about the customer or their own bottom line. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Mass Advertising and Consumerism

    10 pages in length. The presence of consumerism, brought on by the coupling of industrialization and modernity, is credited with the onset of mass advertising. Considered to be the rumblings of a significant turning point in the history of mankind, the Industrial Revolution reflected a social fabric that was beginning to unravel; given the fact that people were beginning to acquire mass quantities of commodities they had never before possessed created a contemporary attitude toward consumption. As such, the public began spending money, causing various industries to take notice of such disposable income and look for ways to tap into this economic excess. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Rainbow Plant Food New Marketing Plan II

    5 pages. This is a marketing plan that will introduce a new product to consumers. Rainbow Plant Food is a revolutionary new plant growth product that also changes the color of the plant's foliage from green to whichever color food it is fed. The paper will show how a new product is introduced and marketed to consumers.

  • Singapore Management Style

    A 15 page paper assessing Singapore’s readiness for participative management. This paper reviews views of business in terms of Asian culture and Singapore’s unique position to determine whether participative management is appropriate in Singapore. It concludes that not only is it appropriate, it also is very much in practice. The paper discusses management theory, management history, Singapore’s great progress over the past 40 years and gives examples of two leading Singapore companies already using business models most conducive to participatory management. One (SembCorp) has even adopted the philosophies of GE’s Jack Welch. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Case Study on HR Planning Issues

    This 6 page paper uses a case study as a springboard for discussion on HR planning. The design of a procedure manual, creation of a mission statement and corporate objectives are all included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Transportation and Shipping Industry and Quality Management

    This 4-page paper focuses on the importance of quality management within the shipping/transportation industry. Also provided are examples of shipping companies that integrated quality practices in to their processes. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Germany's Infrastructure of Technology and Transportation

    This 4 page paper examines the macro environment in Germany outlining the transport and technology infrastructure that is in place. Many useful facts are quoted in the paper. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Production and Liability

    This 7-page paper discusses how factors such as strict liability, federal fines and sentencing guidelines could impact production and operations mangement for organizations in the 21st century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of 'Fannie Mae'

    A 14 page paper that offers a comprehensive discussion and examination of Fannie Mae. The Federal National Mortgage Association, Fannie Mae, was originally chartered in 1937. Today, Fannie Mae is the largest buyer of mortgages for single-family homes in the nation. It does not act as the mortgage originator, instead, it buys the mortgages from the primary lenders. This paper introduces Fannie Mae discussing its operation and purpose. The essay than provides historical background of Fannie Mae, which leads into a discussion of the mortgage industry and also describes technological advances Fannie Mae is using and how these affect its operations. The next section presents a SWOT of Fannie Mae. The final section is recommendations for Fannie Mae. An executive summary is included. 1 Table reporting the most recent revenue and profits for the institution is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • North Carolina and Usury Laws

    This 3 page paper explains and discusses usury laws. There is no federal law specifying maximum interest rates and fees for credit. Congress believed the Truth in Lending Act would provide sufficient protection for debtors. That is not true. This essay reports the number of states with and without usury laws and then provides the maximum legal rates in North Carolina. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Business Continuity and Crisis Management

    This 13 page paper considers what is meant by business continuity management and crisis management, the value it can ad and why it should be an essential part of any business strategy. The paper then goes onto consider the choices available and how a plan ay be developed ad implemented. The bibliography ites 7 sources.

  • Small Family Travel Agency Going Online

    A 17 page paper discussing the rationale for a small family travel agency to develop an online presence. The travel industry still has not fully recovered from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but growth in “Internet travel” continues. This paper provides rationale for developing an online presence and describes the ideal web development team. The agency will need to decide in the beginning how it will use the site in order to be able to assess the site’s ultimate value. Even a simple site can be productive if it contributes to wider dissemination of knowledge of the agency that translates to use of its services. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • The Importance of Instilling a Familiarity With Employment Law for Employment Agency Employees

    This 14 page paper is written in two parts, The first considers the role of a trainer, why understanding the learning process is important and how it may be used to enhance training skills. The second part of the paper looks at the legal position of an employment agency when one of the workers it places suffers from racial discrimination and also when they pay women lower pay rate than their male counterparts. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Industrial Relations and HRM

    This 14 page paper discusses human resource management, industrial relations and labor unions and begins with an introductory historical background of each and the impact of globalization. The relationship of human resource management and industrial relations is the next section, which begins with data about declining union membership and the possible reasons for this situation. Changes in the relationship between human resource management and industrial relations are explained and discussed. The shifting paradigms in each are also explained. The next section discusses the scientific management model, its use postwar and the incompatibility of this model with today's goals in industrial relations and human resource management. Saturn Corporation is used to exemplify a unique and successful partnership between management and labor where union members are an integral component in the management of the company. Finally, the writer discusses possible trends in both HRM and industrial relations and also comments on the need for balance. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Industrial Relations and HRM

    This 14 page paper discusses human resource management, industrial relations and labor unions and begins with an introductory historical background of each and the impact of globalization. The relationship of human resource management and industrial relations is the next section, which begins with data about declining union membership and the possible reasons for this situation. Changes in the relationship between human resource management and industrial relations are explained and discussed. The shifting paradigms in each are also explained. The next section discusses the scientific management model, its use postwar and the incompatibility of this model with today's goals in industrial relations and human resource management. Saturn Corporation is used to exemplify a unique and successful partnership between management and labor where union members are an integral component in the management of the company. Finally, the writer discusses possible trends in both HRM and industrial relations and also comments on the need for balance. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Implementation and Processes of Quality Management

    This 5-page paper examines the implementation of quality management processes in a shipping company including the use of gap analysis as a tool. The paper uses as an example how one professor implemented quality management in his bike commute to work and applies those principles to the shipping firm. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Environmental Protection and the Rainforest Café Restaurant

    5 pages in length. Grounded in the belief that a combination of education, food and fun is the perfect recipe for enlightenment, the Rainforest Café's primary objective is to teach its patrons about the importance of environmental preservation. The uniquely cultural atmosphere of its dozens of worldwide locations strives to imprint upon its guests the critical connection between human behavior and the swiftly disappearing rain forests. Given to the sights and sounds of a real rain forest thunderstorm every quarter hour, the animated antics of huge elephants towering just behind your seat and food servers adorned in authentic safari garb, diners are treated to an eclectic atmosphere of "amazingly lush surroundings, cascading waterfalls, and beautiful giant aquariums" (Anonymous, 2003) while savoring "fresh, original menu selections, influenced by the cuisines of Mexico, Asia and the Caribbean" (Anonymous, 2003). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Human Resources Management and the Impact of ADA

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act and its impact on HR departments. Hiring and firing practices, as well as record keeping procedures are discussed. How to avoid a lawsuit due to ADA is also an underlying theme of the paper. Some examples are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Case Study on Toxic Waste Exporting and Ethics

    This 5 page paper discusses a case study supplied by the student. A company executive is proposing to build a new chemical plant in a Third World country knowing that the gases released cause a persistent haze and also can cause liver cancer in a very small number of people and mostly when they are elderly. The executive uses utilitarian philosophy to justify the proposal. This paper addresses specific questions related to the case. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Collective Bargaining and Labor Laws

    A 12 page paper that begins with a comprehensive explanation of the labor laws that govern employer-employee relationships, i.e., the National Labor Relations Act and the Taft-Hartley Act. This is followed by an examination of collective bargaining and current thoughts about this process, how the power has shifted in management-labor relations and the shifts during recent years. The writer then outlines what employers cannot do and what union/employees cannot do pursuant to the laws. Under the heading of what employers can do to resist attempts to form a union, the writer provides an example of one company where unionization attempts have consistently failed and lastly, under the heading of working with the union, the writer discusses another company that changed the relations between labor and management to make the process less conflictive. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • A Business Mathematical Principles' Analysis

    This 10-page paper focuses on various business mathematical principles including linear programming, network flow models, queuing analysis, simulation and inventory management. The paper also provides examples of how companies have used these tools to better manage inventory and predict customer demand. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Singapore Marketing of the UK Football Club Manchester United

    This 35 page paper examines the United Kingdom football club Manchester United and how it is marketed in Singapore. The club has successfully made the transition from sports club to commercial entertainment whilst retaining credibility and increasing profit. The key to this success has been strategic marketing and differentiation and the use of alliances and sponsorship as well as brand extensions. This paper considers how this has been achieved and examined the underlying theory of marketing in this type of environment. The bibliography cites 26 sources.

  • Specific Issues Related to Cash Flow at a Small Company

    A 3 page paper assessing the cash position of an outsourcing firm, Perform, Inc. Perform has grown at impressive rates in the past several years, but its free-spending ways and poor debt management have reduced its profit margin from 15 to 1 percent. The paper concludes that Perform does have a cash flow problem, but that sound management and attention to costs can positively affect its cash position. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • E-Learning In Employee Training

    This 3 page paper presents examples of two companies that have been using E-learning in their employee training programs. The companies, Circuit City and Wal-Mart, while both retailers, are vastly different organizations. The writer describes the programs put in place by each company, the goals of the programs and the outcomes. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Analyzing the Steel Industry

    This 5-page paper focuses on the current status of the United States steel industry. Topics discussed include the major steel makers and how they compete and the impact of tariffs levied on foreign imported steel. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Cai Lan Oils and Fats Industries and Organizational Change

    This 10 page paper looks at this company and how it can meet future challenges. The firm is discussed and theory on organizational management is included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Forging a Committed and Motivated Workforce- An In-Depth Case Study

    This 31 page paper first provides a 3 page research proposal for the study and then a 28 page paper that presents a case study of motivation in a travel agency. The paper begins with a Table of Contents and an Executive Summary. The Introduction provides background information on the company being studied and includes the company's goals: decrease turnover, increase employee motivation and increase revenues. The literature review proceeds a comprehensive explanation and discussion of theories of motivation. These include expectancy theory, needs hierarchy, reinforcement, goal theory and others. The next section explains the methodology for the case study – observation and employee surveys, which is followed by the results of the surveys. The writer then discuses the results and makes several recommendations based on the survey responses and the literature review. 4 Appendices are included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Walt Disney's Strategic Management

    A 6 page paper discussing Disney strategy and management’s success in achieving its stated strategy. Disney is easy to disdain from the consumer’s view. It is nearly dictatorial in how it insists that customers react to its attractions policies, but consumers appear to neither notice nor object. It continues to grow and prosper, guided by a top management team committed to shareholder value and increasing attention to corporate governance. The paper includes a discussion of Porter’s five forces and Donaldson’s strategic audit. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Walt Disney's Strategic Management

    A 6 page paper discussing Disney strategy and management’s success in achieving its stated strategy. Disney is easy to disdain from the consumer’s view. It is nearly dictatorial in how it insists that customers react to its attractions policies, but consumers appear to neither notice nor object. It continues to grow and prosper, guided by a top management team committed to shareholder value and increasing attention to corporate governance. The paper includes a discussion of Porter’s five forces and Donaldson’s strategic audit. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Nike's Internet Initiative, E-Nike and E-Marketing Strategies

    This 6 page report discusses the corporate giant Nike. Nike, the goddess of victory, is also the goddess of athletic shoes. The report focuses on Nike’s Internet-based efforts and its unique way of offering its products online. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Tesco's KM

    This 6 page paper considers how the supermarket chain Tesco’s use information management to gain a competitive advantage and add value to the value chain. The paper outlines the system used and explains how it benefits the company., The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • New Product Development

    This 10 page paper describes some of the problems firms experience if they set out to overthrow a dominant product. The paper looks at how this occurs though the lifecycles of the products and the problems encountered at each stage. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Car Racing History and NASCAR Marketing

    A 14 page paper that provides the history of car racing beginning in the prohibition era. The first actual organized race was held in Daytona Beach in 1938, organized by Bill France who went on to establish the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. NASCAR was officially established in 1947 with the first race under the bylaws and rules being held in 1948. A lot has changed since those first races. Today, the NASCAR races take place across the country although Daytona Beach is still the headquarters for the organization. This essay traces the history and evolution of NASCAR and comments on the changing demographics of fans over the years. The second part of this essay focuses on marketing strategies used by NASCAR, including partnerships and sponsors. The essay concludes with comments regarding future trends in marketing strategies. Data regarding fans and sponsors are included. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • United Kingdom's Franchise Industry

    This 36 page paper examines the franchise industry in the UK. The paper begins with some background and an industry analysis including statistics and trends for each of the major sectors. The paper then considers why franchises are so popular with franchisees and franchisors, looking at the workings of a franchise and how it compares to other business models such as licenses, exporting and joint ventures or the use of subsidiary companies. The paper ends by applying the different models and the statistics to five areas of franchises, manufacturing, finance, services, distribution and retail. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Online Education

    A 10 page paper discussing the emergence of the learning management system (LMS) for online education. Initially within the domain of business training only, online schools have begun to use many of the techniques that the LMS promotes. The LMS has come into being concurrently with a return to proven approaches to education, bringing the best of all worlds to online learning. The focus of the paper is that of higher education, but the principles apply to training in the workplace as well. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Economic Forces and the Fast Food Industry

    This 6 page paper responds to the question: "How do economic forces impact a business?" The writer uses a fictitious fast food restaurant, Steakburger, as an example. A brief background about Steakburger is offered and the competitive nature of the fast food business is discussed. Real data regarding the growth of the fast food industry are included. The writer explains that the owners want to expand and explains how certain economic forces are delaying that goal. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • HRM's Emergence

    This well written 14 page paper traces the development of human resource management. The paper begins with the work of Frederick Winslow Taylor and his development of scientific management based on the idea of economic man, and then looks to the emergence of the theory of social man with the studies of Mayo and Hertzberg. The paper then considers the way that the theories have been used, such as the development of TQM and other examples that support ideas of both economic and social man. The bibliographic cites 15 sources.

  • Organizations and Theories of Classical and Neo Classical

    This 3-page paper examines the definitions and differences between neo-classical and classical organizations, and briefly discusses the culture of each. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Development of the Third World and Logistics

    This 3-page paper discusses how a solid shipping (logistics) plan can assist in helping lesser developed nations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Knowledge Management

    An 8 page paper. Despite the volumes that have been written about knowledge management, confusion and debate continue about exactly what that means. The writer comments on this fact and explains why this confusion may still exist. The discussion includes the identification of the three areas that need to work together for a firm to develop an effective knowledge management system. The characteristics of the industrial enterprise are compared to those of the knowledge enterprise. The writer then reports the type of leadership style, transactional or transformational, that would seem to be more effective for each of the three components, creating, sharing and exploiting knowledge. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Advertising Effectiveness

    This 5 page paper looks at two advertisements and examines them to show how they are effective. The two advertisements are Maybelline Sky High Curves mascara and the diesel X-type Jaguar. The advertisements are examined for content and the way that the message is communicated by way of information and emotional appeal and the use of brand knowledge and aspiration. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Wace Burgess Operations Management

    This 19-page paper covers a case study of printer Wace Burgess and its intent to accept a new client, Marks & Spencer. Using literature based on design of operations systems, the paper answers four questions about the feasibility of Wace Burgess' taking on this client. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Thomas Cook, Shell, and eBay Business Analysis

    A 16 page paper comparing and contrasting the industries and types of businesses represented by Shell Oil and Thomas Cook (eBay is mentioned only in passing and is not part of the analysis). All businesses require accurate and useful information on which to base business decisions. The types of information they need will depend on the types of industries in which they operate, however. While most Thomas Cook customers could be expected to have no opinion as to the ethics of that company, many are vitally interested in the same measure regarding Shell. All businesses are obliged to take advantage of the information available to them as a means of increasing their competitive advantage within their industries and markets. The paper discusses environmental analysis, segmentation, positioning and research for both Shell and Thomas Cook. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • HRM and South Africa's Model Construction

    This 12 page paper considers how HRM practices are developing in South Africa. The paper argues that due to the different social conditions and cultural background the model which is emerging is unique, there are commonalities with HRM seen in other countries, the model relies on motivational theory and the human relations school of thought, but also encompasses a greater degree of co-operative collectivism. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • U.S., Mexico, and Cultural Perspectives on Management

    A 3 page paper discussing the differences in expectations of managerial behavior. There are decided differences in cross-cultural expectations of business structure relative to the US and Mexico. A manager coming into either country experienced with his own culture will find conditions quite different, though worker motivations may be highly similar. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • China, Japan, and Europe Changes in Management

    A 6 page overview of the changes occurring in management in Europe, Japan and China since 1970. European leaders at the time no longer are; Japan has had to face economic realities of the market economy; and China seeks to preserve communist ideology while pursuing the economic rewards of capitalism. The one lesson common to workers and managers in all of these geographic regions is that change is inevitable. It seems that they know that the change that has already occurred only heralds the arrival of more in the future. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • British Airways and Organizational v. Self Interest

    This 15 page paper considers how poor organisational culture can lead to individual preferring to act in their own self interests and not that of their employer. This is illustrated with an in-depth case study. British Airways has a record of poor employee relations and a history of numbers industrial disputes. The case study shows how a low trust culture developed more then twenty year ago, and how subsequent changes have failed to redress this situation. The paper argues that this, when combined with increased emphasis on individualism, and the bias use of emotional labour where it is only the façade that matters, employees have become insular and the preference for self interest is the result of a culture with poor management, a low trust. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Overview of Customer Relationship Management

    This 7 page report discusses the what customer relationship management (CRM) is and reviews literature related to the topic. The value of CRM is discussed along with what major factors have to be present for CRM to meet its full potential. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Business Process Management's HRM Tool

    A 14 page paper discussing HR’s role in directing or supporting business process management. The HR function may be the most dramatically changed of all organizational departments over the past decade. It has moved from a persistent drain on the bottom line to an effective player in achieving corporate strategy. In so doing, it has become a highly useful tool of business process management. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Best Practices in Risk Management and eBusiness Law

    A 3 page paper discussing legal and risk management issues. In many respects, best practices collectively are a reflection of common sense. In today’s electronic environment, there should be more effort placed in staying ahead of those who exercise fraud as their livelihood. Virtually everyone writing on the topic today predicts that the problem will get worse before it improves, and the small business, at least, must guard well against the losses it could incur. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Perceptions, Products, and Marketing

    This 10 page paper looks at how marketing sells perspectives rather than products. The paper considers how perceptiveness are built up with the use of direct and indirect marketing, using others, such as children as agents. The paper illustrates all points with examples to demonstrate their real life application. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Film Marketing by Genre

    This 4 page paper demonstrates how genre is used within films to provide a marketable commodity, appealing to an appropriate audience, and the ways in which the films 'Goodfellas' and 'The Matrix' are marketed in different formats, such as DVD, video and television. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Perceptions and Product Marketing

    This 10 page paper looks at how marketing sells perspectives rather than products and the role that integrated marketing communication plays in the creation of the consumer perspective. The paper looks at the role of integrated marketing communication and demonstrated how it takes place to create the desire impression and associations with a brand. The paper illustrates all points with examples to demonstrate their real life application. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • When Acquisitions Go Wrong - Rover and BMW

    This 3 page paper outlines the acquisition of Rover by BMW, why they made the acquisition and why it went wrong. The paper starts by considering the position of BMW within the automotive market, explains why the acquisition offered so many opportunities, why they were not realised and the strategy that BMW followed after accepting this failure.

  • Economic Growth and Innovation

    A 4 page paper assessing a broad statement regarding the origin of economic growth, “research and development is the central cause of economic growth.” Adam Smith has been shown to have been correct in nearly all of his statements, and that regarding the natural growth of economies is no different. They have indeed shown themselves to expand over time, but those that have grown to the greatest degree have been those in which there has been great technological change brought about by research and development. The statement, “research and development is the central cause of economic growth,” is one that must be accepted as being true. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business History and Management

    A 4 page paper discussing this question: “Does the ‘managerial revolution’ in leading industrial nations explain their competitiveness and growth performance?” The structure and function of the integrated managerial enterprise is credited in the view of many with giving rise to large firms and enabling them to achieve success, but others claim that this explanation is not sufficient outside of the rapid growth of big business in the later years of the 20th century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Global Production Patterns and Hardware and Software Industries

    This 9 page paper looks at how and why the current patterns in hardware and software production have emerged, using software production in India, hardware production in China and support services in Ireland as examples of his pattern. The explanation used is that of global competitive and comparative advantages. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Introduction to Operations Management Approaches

    This 2.5 page paper provides a basic introduction to operations management. The essay explains what it is and reports three approaches that increase the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the operations management department. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • A Selection and Recruitment Guide

    This 10 page paper gives a simple guide to a step by step process that can be used for efficient recruitment and selection. The guide then explains why this process was selected and justifies the use of the model considering all the factors involved. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Change and Its Effects on Corporate Culture

    A 10 page paper that begins by explaining what organization culture is, how it is defined and described. Handy and Harrison's typology of corporate culture is outlined and explained. How the organizational culture effects the change process is discussed. Finally, implications for leaders are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Organizational Strategy Goal Achievement and the Value of HR Planning

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of some factors in human resource planning that can influence the ability of an organization to achieve its strategic objectives. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Peter Doughnuts, Supplying Coffee and 'Brewing Up Sales'

    A 7 page business proposal from Lighthouse Roasters to Peter’s Doughnuts to provide the 76-location chain with gourmet dark-roast coffee as a sole-source provider. Peter’s business has suffered from competition with Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, and it seeks to add a gourmet coffee line in an effort to win back customers. Peter’s will sell its coffee at prices considerably lower than Dunkin’ Donuts, and far below Starbucks’ prices. The proposal suggests that Peter’s pays slightly more per pound than it had wanted to, while Lighthouse accept a price also slightly less than what it wanted, based on the belief that the increase in volume will translate to an increase in margin as well. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Self Learning and Organizational Learning

    This 14 page paper looks at how organisation learning can take place and argues that this is impossible unless there is self learning ant an individual level. The paper considers the concept of the learning organisation, as proposed by Senge, and how learning needs to take place. This is then applied to a real life seanrio where a company learns from its managers who also benefit for self learning. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Communication Breakdown

    This 9-page paper focuses on what can happen when a workforce is not communicated with in terms of an ERP implementation. The paper goes on to analyse the problem and provide solutions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Overview of Trade Unions and Their Functions

    A 5 page overview of the function of trade unions. Utilizing the history of the European Trade Union as an example, the contention is presented that trade union purpose, policies, and government is intimately tied to the occupations represented.

  • Public Sector and Human Resource Management Issues

    This 3-page paper analyses two statements about public sector human resources. First, that the values and philosophies of HRM are suitable for integration into the public sector, and second, that the public sector has witnessed radical changes in human resource management. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Should Comcast Buy Disney?

    In February 2004 Comcast made a bid for Disney. The acquisition would have added to the Comcast empire and allow them growth that their current structure could not facilities. This 5 page paper looks at he advantages and motivation for Comcast and how they may create value from acquiring Disney. The paper then considers the acquisition attempt from the perspective of Disney, the advantages and disadvantages and how, in the long term, the shareholders may, or may not gain value from this acquisition. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Kolb's Experiential Learning Model and the Entrepreneur

    This 10 page paper discuses Kolb's Experiential Learning model and how the different dimensions would help or hinder the success of an entrepreneur. The writer also reports the link between Kolb's model and the intellectual entrepreneur. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Misinterpretation of Sexual Harassment

    This 4 page paper defines and explores this subject that is often misinterpreted. Male sexual harassment s looked at as well. Occupational variations are addressed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Causes of Employee Turnover and Solutions

    This 9-page paper studies the causes for employee turnover and provides some solutions to avoid this. Also under discussion are the importance of communication and employee respect. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Employee Motivation and Commitment and the Impact of Management Style Research Proposal

    A 4 page research proposal describing a qualitative study into employee attitudes and preferences in manager characteristics and style. The researchers expect that results will indicate that more participatory and democratic forms of management style will be far more beneficial than any autocratic approach we may find. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Manufacturing Process for Snowboards

    A 10 page paper outlining the manufacturing process for snowboards. Though the manufacturing process of snowboards is rather straightforward, there are many opportunities in the process to affect quality, either positively or negatively. The type of material specified in the original design will dictate much of the manufacturing process. Nearly all snowboards are made of wood core construction today, but other materials may come to be much more common in the future. Depending on the nature of those materials, processes may change dramatically in the future. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Gender Roles and Bureaucracies

    This 14 page paper examines the role of gender in an organisation. The paper explains how traditional workplace strategies have involved seeing employees as asexual, interpreting sexuality as an irrational interference which creates inefficiencies and may leave a compnay open to sexual harassment claims. The paper argues that sexuality and gender differentiation are not left behind when employee enter the workplace, but are inherent in the employment relationship. Looking at different theorists, ideas of patriarchy, male domination, sexual harassment, sex and power and gender defined jobs are all included. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Nonprofit Organizations and High Turnover of Employees

    This 10 page paper discusses the high employee turnover in the nonprofit sector. The first section of the paper provides a basic introduction to nonprofit organizational structure and some of the challenges they face, including high turnover rates. The second section comments on the challenges and some reasons for high turnover, including a lack of long-term planning and a lack of effective human resource practices. The last section offers recommendations to reduce turnover. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Change and the Learning Organization

    This 6-page paper discusses several questions pertaining to the learning organization including how to help employees adjust and what style of leadership needs to be adapted to this organization. Bibliography lists one source.

  • Using MIS

    This 12 page paper looks at the use of Management Information Systems (MIS), what makes them successful and uses an example of an MIS to show how information is used and the value of the results. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Ecotourism Marketing Plan

    This 6-page paper discusses a potential marketing plan for tourism, including product description, situational analysis, pricing strategies, distribution and promotional strategies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Literature Review on Effective Presentation and Public Speaking

    This 3-page paper provides a literature/Web site review about public speaking and effective presentation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nonprofit Organizational Motivation

    This 10 page paper considers why and how motivation occurs in employers or workers for non profit making organisations such as NGO's and charities. The paper looks at theories such as Maslow and Hertzberg can be applied in finding motivation to work and how the human relations school of thought can be applied. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • What Constitutes Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    A 5 page overview of what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace and steps organizations can take to eradicate it from their businesses. Never before has business been any more competitive than it is at the present time, and organizations across all industries and economic sectors have searched literally for years to find innovative, creative approaches to increasing operational efficiencies. It is not possible to achieve these goals in an environment that tolerates sexual harassment. The paper promotes training and clear management support as two effective steps for prevention. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • SWOT Analysis of a Construction Site's Hazardous Working Conditions

    This 4-page paper provides a SWOT analysis of hazardous working conditions on a construction site. The analysis goes into what a specific construction company's problems are when its workers violate various OSHA standards.

  • Retaining Employees

    This 4 page paper answers four questions asked by the student. The paper starts by looking at the way good and poor economic performance can impact on retention, the negative impacts of good and poor retention, the main causes or employee turnover and finally compares the internal and external drivers for turnover and retention. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Issues of Employment Learning and Loyalty

    This 8 page paper examines the issues of loyalty and commitment to an employer and the ability for an organization to learn. The paper starts by looking at how an employer may deter or encourage loyalty by the way in which they perceive and treat their employees. The section draws on the work of theorists such as Taylor, Mayo and Maslow. The paper then considers how the organisations can be structured to become a learning organization. This part of the paper looks at a practical example of how this may be achieved. The paper is written with reference to the petroleum industry, but the ideas and arguments are applicable to all other industries. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Annotated Bibliography on Special Interest Tourism

    This 8 page paper is an annotated bibliography looking at 10 articles concerning special interest tourism, specifically eco-tourism. The paper summarises each article or book and looks at how they are useful in writing a paper about special interest tourism in the global tourist industry.

  • Taiwan, Business Culture, and Business Etiquette

    A 4 page paper discussing points of business etiquette in Taiwan. Learning a few words of Chinese can be beneficial in building relationships, but the Taiwanese expect foreigners to be "foreign." The paper discusses conduct, gift-giving, gender issues, perspective of time, proper use of business cards and other topics. Common sense and a basic knowledge of the culture are invaluable. PowerPoint presentation also available. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Case Study of China and Petroleum Company Franchising

    This 10 page paper discusses a case study of petroleum company in China that is offering water based diesel products. The paper begins with an overview of franchises, what they are, advantages and disadvantages. The major portion of the paper explains the new "Measures for the Regulation of Commercial Franchise," which became effective February 1, 2005. The case is about a domestic company, thus, that is the focus. The essay ends with the steps the company needs to take to prepare for franchising. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Proposal and Literature Review on UK Marketing of Low Cost Airlines

    This 11 page paper is the first of two papers. The paper gives a proposal for research to identify to most effective ways of marketing low cost or budget airline companies in the UK. This first paper starts with a proposal, which includes justification for the research and a methodology. The paper then undertakes a literature review looking at the way marketing takes place. This section uses a case study to look at how one successful company; EasyJet is marketed and how the marketing forms a part of their core strategy and is both supportive and reflective of the company culture. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research on Marketing for the UK's Airline Industry

    This 13 page paper look at research to consider the ways in which the airline industry in the UK should be marketing their services. The paper has a short introduction and the main part of the paper presents some realistic, but fictitious quantitative and then qualitative research, first using written surveys and then with the use of a focus group. The paper ends with the results and conclusion. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Myanmar and Function of SMEs

    An 8 page proposal for research into barriers that currently exist for economic development in Myanmar, specifically those affecting development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). One author has described conditions in Myanmar in 2005 as a "darker shade of bleak" as the military maintains tight control of the government and Myanmar's people. SME operation providing jobs could mark the beginning of economic changes similar to China's history with its capitalist experiment that proved to be so successful. The primary key appears to be general education and vocational training, however. Research into the barriers that currently exist for SMEs could lead to more definitive identification of needs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Product Safety Management and the Infamous Ford Pinto Case

    This is a 10 page analysis of the entitled Harvard case study. The Pinto debacle happened in the 1970s. This essay identifies the facts of the case, provides a legal analysis and an ethical analysis. Rawls' theories of due care, responsible person and moral justice are included in the discussion. The writer provides concluding remarks. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Free Labor Movement and International Law

    This 18 page paper considers the different developments and the current position concerning the free movement of workers and the free movement of labour. The paper looks at the position interniaonal, giving some historical context and then looks at the current position, focusing on the European Union and Article 39 (ex 48), article 43 (ex 52) and article 49 (ex 59). The paper then looks a the current position and discusses the extent to which the freedoms exists and the constraints on those freedoms. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Policy of a Couple That Has Two Careers

    A 3 page paper. Using some of the student-supplied data plus other sources, this paper begins with a sample policy for dual career partners and an explanation of the policy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • How to Set Up a Music Festival

    This 14 page paper is a plan for the set up of a music festival. The paper includes the determination of the project structure, a Gantt chart, a financial projections, the discussion of the team structure for setting up and running the project and then the consideration of how results could be measures. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Banning of Smoking in Bars

    This 5 page paper examines relatively new legislation that bans cigarette smoking in bars. The subject is discussed in general as related to whether or not the government should have the right to intervene. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Profit and Nonprofit Organizational Performance

    This 3-page paper attemps to compare metrics used for non-profit and for profit business systems. Also discussed is the impact of change on an organization. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Marketplace Changes and Organizational Behavior

    This 6 page paper discusses the changing marketplace and the need for organizational change. The writer mentions theories that apply, such as chaos and complexity theories. The paper is a proposal for a longer paper. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Community Youth Services and Social Entrepreneurism

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of social entrepreneurism. The concept of social entrepreneurship is based on the belief that the ends of every business process does not have to be financial gain. In fact, social entrepreneurism is defined by the development of a social mission and the creation of business disciplines, innovation and entrepreneurial approaches designed to address the social mission (Dees, 2002). Though philanthropic organizations and activities have occurred for decades, the new focus on social entrepreneurship is directly related to the belief that adequate and well defined business principles can be applied to social services models and improve both the function of the model and the bottom line. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Practice and Theory of Leadership and Management

    A 7 page paper assessing a small private company according to the management theories of Herzberg; Hersey and Blanchard (situational leadership); and Fiedler’s Contingency model. Bibliography lists 5 sources. A 17-slide PowerPoint presentation is also available.

  • Future Services and Sales Demand Forecasting

    A 4 page paper discussing items that forecasting planners need to consider when designing a forecasting process. It is the task of the forecaster to determine which direction demand will travel. Organizations must be prepared for increased demand; they also must enter times of downturn with foresight. Each condition requires that forecasts be accurate and complete, at least as far as each is possible without also possessing the ability to predict the future. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The History and Significance of Communication Skills

    10 pages in length. The historic relationship between supervisor and subordinate has often been described as tenacious at best and downright offensive at worst. That bosses too readily don an attitude of inaccessibility by way of poor communication and listening skills speaks to the prevalence of unsatisfactory interaction where working relationships are concerned. Whetten et al (2005) duly point out how possessing exceptional listening skills "is neither easy nor automatic" (p. 228) but instead requires one to develop "the ability to hear and understand the message sent by another person, while at the same time helping to strengthen the relationship between the interacting parties" (p. 228). As such, the only way in which businesses can thrive from an internal perspective is by cultivating a strong – and sincere – approach toward communication and listening skills that are adopted by every level of the corporate ladder. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hospital Learning Community Development

    This 14 page paper begins by reporting and discussing the many definitions of 'learning community.' The paper then discusses how to develop a learning community in a hospital using a real case study as an example. The processes the hospital used are discussed, explained and related to the common elements of a learning community. The writer discusses the importance of the nurse executive's role in such a process by discussing the roles of a nurse executive. The final section is an outline of the steps recommended to develop a learning community in a hospital. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Hospital Learning Community Development

    This 14 page paper begins by reporting and discussing the many definitions of 'learning community.' The paper then discusses how to develop a learning community in a hospital using a real case study as an example. The processes the hospital used are discussed, explained and related to the common elements of a learning community. The writer discusses the importance of the nurse executive's role in such a process by discussing the roles of a nurse executive. The final section is an outline of the steps recommended to develop a learning community in a hospital. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Disposable Hospital Glove Stocking

    A 3 page paper discussing considerations a 600-bed hospital must make in determining the optimum order for surgical and exam latex gloves from an operations management perspective. No sources listed.

  • Open and Closed Organizational Systems

    3 pages in length. All organizations of every type and size function within the context of two systems: open or closed. To understand the difference between these divergent systems is to realize the importance it has upon criminal justice operations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Organizational Behaviors and Gender

    This 10 page paper is a research proposal that considers the constructs of organizational behaviors and gender variations in the workplace setting. In particular, this paper integrates a view of group process and female interactions within an organizational structure, and demonstrates the basis for a research project on this subject. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Professional Context of Lifelong Learning

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the nature of lifelong learning. In considering the value of lifelong learning in a professional context, it is necessary to relate the process of lifelong learning to views of critical thinking and educational design. Further, understanding examples of personal growth and development that extend from learning processes is valuable to the creation of models based in lifelong learning scenarios. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Workplace and Human Resources Article Review That is One of Eight Total

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of an article review. There are 8 articles in this series and they relate to workplace issues and human resources.

  • ERP Implementation and Critical Success Factors

    This 6 page paper is the introduction for a project and a brief literature review. They hypothesis states that for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to be implemented usefully there needs to be an holistic approach with a complex approach taking a broad number of factors into consideration, meaning this should not be seen as only a technological implementation. The second part of the paper then performs a brief literature review, looking a the different identified key factors to successful implementation of ERP. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Fact and Fallacy Regarding Body Language

    An 8 page discussion of the effectiveness of body language interpretation in the business environment. Body language, at best, is a very fluid aspect of individual behavior. While an observation of body language might be useful in some instances in determining individual intent, body language is entirely too variable a behavior on which to base important business decisions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Martha Stewart's Styles of Leadership

    This 16 page paper is an extension of PGmxwld.rtf. In this paper, Martha Stewart's leadership style is correlated with Maxwell's 21 Laws of Leadership. Examples are provided when they were available in the literature. This paper begins by outlining Maxwell's "21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership' with a brief definition of each. The writer then describes several styles of leadership including: autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire, situational, transactional and transformational. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Learning Organizations and Cisco Systems

    A 3 page paper discussing a Cisco Systems case in two pages, a review of learning organizations in the third. Two PowerPoint® presentations are available. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 'Fault Line' and Intel

    A 3 page paper discussing an Intel Corporation case in two pages, a review of technology's "fault line" on the product life cycle in the third. Two PowerPoint® presentations are available. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 2005 Pepsi v. Coke

    This 3 page paper takes a look at the cola wars in 2005 and how things have changed. The financial positions of Coke and Pepsi are explored. Recommendations are made for each of the firms. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Marketing Metaphor of the Water Cycle

    A 5 page paper using the water cycle – the process by which water evaporates from the ocean to come back to earth as rain and then return to the ocean again – as a metaphor for marketing. The metaphor of marketing as a function of the water cycle can help marketers determine the degree to which they need to go in disseminating their marketing messages and where they need to focus. As it is undesirable for some areas to have too much rain while others suffer drought, marketers should seek to be more even in their coverage of target markets, both in geographical coverage and in the level of saturation they strive to achieve. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Marketing Metaphor of the Water Cycle

    A 5 page paper using the water cycle – the process by which water evaporates from the ocean to come back to earth as rain and then return to the ocean again – as a metaphor for marketing. The metaphor of marketing as a function of the water cycle can help marketers determine the degree to which they need to go in disseminating their marketing messages and where they need to focus. As it is undesirable for some areas to have too much rain while others suffer drought, marketers should seek to be more even in their coverage of target markets, both in geographical coverage and in the level of saturation they strive to achieve. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Managing Business Ethics: Tools and Techniques of Business Ethics Management

    This 10 page paper examines ethics in the business environment and how they may be determined and managed as well as the use of codes of ethics as specific tools t0 help with management and ethical guidance for companies and individuals. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Performance Management

    A 5 page paper that discusses the importance of appraisals, what performance management is and its components, the goal of performance management, and two examples of performance appraisal models. The writer also comments on behaviors supervisors need to exhibit during the appraisal process. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Technology at Shell

    This 5 page paper examines the use of different types of technology and information systems art Shell, the paper starts by looking at the technology in developing creative thinking at managerial level, the paper then moves on to look at information systems and technology used in the oil drilling aspects of the business. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Factors One Should Consider When Establishing A Useful Management Accounting Information System

    This 5 page paper considers what factors need to be looked at before a company decides upon, and implements a new management accounting information system. Factors discussed include functionality, current and future information needs, the decision whether to buy or lease and influence and impact on employees. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Marketing the Frigidaire Front-Loading Washing Machine

    A 3 page paper discussing a case study of Frigidaire's experiences in marketing the front-loading washing machine it introduced in 1996. The paper recommends that the company highlight the benefits that the consumer can expect directly, rather than addressing only the environmental benefits of the front-loading washer. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Financial Trend Analysis in Healthcare

    A 5 page paper discussing financial trend analysis as it applies to health care. Financial trend analysis is a tool commonly used in making investment decisions because it allows potential investors to assess the path that a potential investment target is following. Analysis of financial statements using methods that make trends more readily apparent can inform those who seek to know the true financial outlook for an organization and make adjustments for the future. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Transient - and Disappearing - Benefits

    A 5 page paper assessing a newspaper article and its implications. The USA Today article appearing in late 2003 reviews the decline of several family-friendly benefits programs offered by large employers. The purpose of the discussion is to answer several questions about the benefits class and organizations' decisions to withdraw them. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Amazon and the Potential for New Technology

    This 7 page paper looks at the way Amazon.com may benefit from the adoption of new technology. The paper considers the use of RFID for stock control to compliment the existing systems and increase value in the value chain. The first part of the paper looks at how this would add value to Amazon. The last page discusses the way the change could be introduced. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Harrison-Keyes E-books Case Study

    This 14 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. A book publisher wants to enter the e-book market. The project to move into the market has been beset with problems, including issues with a contractor, objections from authors and internal resource and planning problems. The paper identifies the issues, proposes several different strategies a and assesses their advantages and disadvantages and then determines which is the best strategy to resolve the problems. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Harlequin Case Study

    This 3 page paper assesses whether or not Harlequin should diversify by starting up a single title publishing firm (MIRA) looking at the advantages and disadvantages for the company. The paper is based on a case study provided by the student.

  • Time Management: Scheduling Time

    This 3 page paper discusses ways to manage time, and gives suggestions for ways a busy student can handle all his tasks in the time he has. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Quick Lube Case Study

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student; the paper looks at why a take over of a compnay may create legal problems in terms of anti-trust issues when a company ends up in with a very dominant position over the company it supplies. The paper then considers the reason why a compnay would want to arrange meeting to stop the litigation and the potential way a valuation of the company may take place. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship

    An 8 page paper that begins with an explanation of what corporate entrepreneurship is. The major part of the paper reports examples of corporate entrepreneurship in four companies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • De Beers Control of the Diamond Market

    This 4 page paper considers the dominance of De Beers compnay on the diamond industry from an economic perspective. The paper shows how the compnay has sought to manage the process of diamonds by managing and manipulating the supply and demand factors. This is discussed with examples of De Beers strategies and practices. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Managing Stress

    A 7 page paper discussing managing work-related stress. The key to managing stress includes recognizing it when it occurs, taking action against it and learning to be one of those who are truly bothered by very little. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Adidas—Will Restructuring Its Business Line-up Allow It to Catch Nike?

    This 18 page paper examined Adidas after it has made the acquisition of Reebok and considers whether or not the company will be able to compete efficiently with Nike. The paper looks at the company background, and its current strategy as well as performing a SWOT analysis and looking at the company using Porters Five Forces model. The value chain is also considered and the results are used to determine whether or not Adidas will be able to compete with Nike for the market leader position. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Hotel Case Study

    This 10 page paper looks at a case study concerning a hotel in Madrid. The paper considers the current positioning of the hotel, the segments that the hotel could choose to target and those which may offer the greatest potential increase the revenues, determines a pricing strategy with the aim of increasing revenue while minimizing the average total cost per room/guest. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Downsizing - Hypothetical Case Study

    A 10 page paper. Following an introduction related to downsizing, gender diversity and motivation, the essay provides a brief synopsis of the Drug, Inc. scenario. The next section synopses three articles about these issues. The case study analysis discusses the three issues in more depth and their effects on performance. The last section offers alternative solutions and the recommended solution. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Industrial Psychology; Explaining Enron

    This 4 page paper considers how concepts of industrial psychology can be used to explain the events that lead to the collapse of Enron. The concepts used are those of decision making and collective responsibility and the aspect of executive earnings and self interest. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Industrial Psychology; Explaining Enron

    This 4 page paper considers how concepts of industrial psychology can be used to explain the events that lead to the collapse of Enron. The concepts used are those of decision making and collective responsibility and the aspect of executive earnings and self interest. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Technology/Hospitality Industry

    A 4 page research paper that discusses the many uses of technology in today's hospitality industry. Technology has changed the way in which the hospitality industry operates. It has gone from pen-and-paper accounting to utilization of the latest computer and automated technology. The writer discusses property management systems and other innovations. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Music Industry Marketing

    A 10 page preliminary examination of marketing music from the perspective of the artist. The paper discusses the music industry; changes occurring within it; alternative approaches to promotion; and the marketing mix. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Prudential Research Presentation

    This 10 page paper is made up of PowerPoint presentation slides and presentation notes presenting the results of research assessing management style of a company long with the recommendation for improvement. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Madcap CraftBrew and Bottleworks: Zebra Beer Continued

    A 4 page paper recommending that a microbrewery that wants to grow form an alliance with a mail-order beer club in an effort to place its product with a greater number of people as well as increase sales and repeat business. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • BRL Hardy Case Study

    This 8 page paper looks at the case of BRL Hardy and two decisions that need to be made. Firstly, whether or not the company should introduce a new range of Italian wines and secondly, which low price wine should be introduced into Europe; one that has been developed especially for the UK market, or one that has been developed for the global market. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • The Language of Security

    This 12 page paper discusses the following statement “If the language of security is in conflict with that used in other areas of the organisation, the security message will never get through and the business will remain vulnerable” and considers how can security and risk managers use communication in order to promote and enhance the security function and its’ realisation. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Ethics, Corporate Governance and Financial Management

    This 13 page paper, including a 1 page executive summary, looks at the way in which ethics will impact on corporate governance and financial management. The paper shows how the different ethical approaches will influence the financial management decision making process and reflect in the results companies report. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Car Rental Business

    This 8 page paper considers the potential start up of a new car rental business. The paper outlines the business profile, performs a SWOT analysis on the business and the position it will have in the industry and then finishes with recommendations of the type of owners and some strategies that may help the business develop. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Coors Brewery Case Study

    This 17 page paper looks Coors brewery. Using the HBS case study the paper examines the company using Porters Five Forces Model, generic competitive strategies and examination of the value chain. The paper uses the analysis to determine why the performance of Coors declined and to consider the best future strategy. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Aqualisa Case Study; The Quartz Shower

    This 6 page paper looks at the case of Aqualisa and the development of the innovative Quartz shower that the company had problems selling in the UK market. The paper looks at the company, the industry, the potential markets and assesses the way that the company could deal with the issue and identified that viable target markets for long term future development.

  • Statistical Analysis

    This 16 page paper demonstrates the way that a research project can be undertaken with the use of qualitative research. The paper shows how to use a literature research, then how to design research and then analyse the results with examples. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Security for a Men's Retail Clothing Department

    This 6 page paper discusses security in a men's clothing department and the objective of each of five security measures; anti-harassment policies; and the role of the company auditor. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Clust; Group Buying

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Clust is a French web site based on the idea of group purchasing, but this model of selling is taking time to develop and revenues are not as high as the company hoped for. The paper considers the positions and potential strategies the company can follow. The paper is based on a HBS case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • The Likely Effects Of E-Commerce On The Future Of Book Publishing

    This 10 page paper looks at the way on which e-commerce and the electronic media is likely to change the way books are published and sold in the future, looking at companies such as Amazon, eBay and Abe Books. The paper looks at the importance of the printed word and how publishing has changed in response to technology in the past and looks forward to the potential changes that may occur, especially with the concepts of e-books sold on the internet. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Marketing Plan for Blue Breeze Wind Park

    This 6 page paper develops a marketing plan for a company selling power with the provision and running of wind turbines. The initial primary market is farmers and ranchers with power companies targeted later in the company’s development. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Nestle and Wyeth; Ethical Marketing?

    This 10 page paper looks at a research proposal to assess the views on the way that both nestle and Wyeth markets their infant formula. The paper consists of a terms of reference and then summarizes simulated findings complete with graphs. The paper ends with a conclusion. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Is Globalization Colonialism?

    A 3 page paper which examines whether globalization is colonialism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Action Accessories Case Study

    This 19 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student and answers 9 questions cornering the business plans they have to launch a new type of affordable designer sunglasses. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Failure at TVR

    This 6 page paper is an analysis on a British sports car manufacturer called TVR. The paper looks at what the company has been doing wrong, examines the performance with the use of Lewin’s force field model and the applications of single and double loop learning and then makes suggestions for the way the company could have been saved. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Diversity in the Workplace

    This 5 page paper is written in two parts. The first part pf the paper considers the way in which diversity in the workforce was approached at SBC and Denny’s Restaurants. The second part f the paper considers whether or not Denny’s should have received an award for diversity as the strategies they used was forced upon them. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Alpha Case Study

    This 6 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. The first part of the paper looks at a licensing agreement, then ownership of the new company is considered and the last part of the paper looks at areas where there could be improvements.

  • AT&T and VoIP Technology; Strategic Issues

    This 9 page paper looks at the well known communications company AT&T and the way ion which VoIP will impact on it strategically. The paper gives a brief background to AT&T and then looks at the way voice over internet protocol (VoIP), has been adopted by the company and the way it may impact on the company along with the way the changes could be leveraged for its’ advantage. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Gap Inc. Case Study

    This 7 page paper is based in a case study supplied by the student. The paper examines Gap Inc and its’ four brands; Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Forth and Towne. The paper examines the way the brands are differentiated in terms of positioning and target market and assesses whether it was due to cannibalization that the Gap brand has seen as decline or if there are other explanation. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Coming to a Theatre Near You; Case Study

    This 10 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The paper is written in two parts, the first part performs an analysis on the movie industry up to the end of the 1990’s using Porters Five Forces model. The second part of the paper looks at vertical integration that too place and consider the advantages and disadvantages of vertical integration. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Coca-Cola Supply Chain

    This 3 page paper examines the supply chain of Coca Cola around the world and considers why PepsiCo has a better logistics system than Coca Cola. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Security In Hospitality For The Guest

    6 pages in length. Safeguarding a guest's physical and tangible protection involves myriad variables and approaches within the hospitality industry. The extent to which guest safety is divided into two distinct categories - front and back of house - is both grand and far-reaching; that each specific factor of protection works synergistically with all others to promote a holistic application of guest safety speaks to an industry whose potential threats are offset by its proactive procedures. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Shakedown (Case Study Analysis)

    This 5 page paper evaluates a Harvard Business Review case study. The case involves ethics and government corruption in Ukraine. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Manufacturing a Bike

    This 18 page paper looks at the way a bicycle is manufactured to examine the production process. The paper starts with the manufacture and fabrication of the some of the parts including both CNC and non CNC processes and then looks at how the process is organised and the way the factory should be laid out. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Case Study on Global Marketing, the Japanese Anime Astro Boy, and an International Youth Culture

    In nine pages this paper answers questions pertaining to this case study on global marketing, the Japanese anime sensation Astro Boy and the impact of an international youth culture. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • System Change In Organizations; Enterprise Resource Planning and The Case Of Nestle

    This 35 page paper looks at the drivers and potential benefits as well as the disadvantages that are associated with the implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP). The paper starts with an introduction outlines aims and objectives and a justification for the research. An in depth literature review looks at a number of issues considering the implementation of ERP, including what it is, the drivers for its' adoption, the key success factors for implementation at a practical and a human level and the potential problems. The paper then looks at Nestle, a large company hat have been implementing an ERP strategy and considerers the case study in the context of the previous literature review. The bibliography cites 37 sources.

  • Green Supply Chain Management

    This 16 page paper examines the concept of the green supply chain; managing the supply chain in a sustainable or environmentally friendly manner. The paper starts by examining what a green supply chain is and how it may be defined and put into practice and the considers additional issues such as the potential benefits, costs, the key factors for implementation and then considers examples of firms that hover elements of a green supply chain in the UAE. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • The Leadership of William Henry Gates

    This 6 page paper dissects the leadership style of Bill Gates. Various traits are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • ACCOUNTING CASE STUDY

    This 5-page paper examines accounting and financial aspects a potential job applicant needs to examine before accepting a job. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Hewlett Packard Inventory Case Study

    This 10 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. HP is facing problems with inventory, there is a mismatch between the inventory held and the demand; with some areas have excessive stock and others a shortage. The paper looks at the problems, quantified them in costs and then considers way of better managing the inventory. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Online and Print Marketing at Starbucks

    This 4 page paper compares the online and printed advertisements of Starbucks, looking at what they communicate, the way they support sales and try to motivate purchases and how they compare. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Consumer Behavior

    This 4 page paper discusses some aspects of consumer behavior, such as the stages in the buying process beginning with the perception of need and the level of involvement based on the type of purchasing. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Gene One Case Study

    This 9 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. The paper outlines the opportunities and the problems, defines the end state vision and then assesses different strategies that may be used to achieve the end goal. The company is one that has to undergo change in order to prepare for an IPO. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Price Discrimination Strategies

    This 5 page paper looks at price discrimination as a business strategy. The paper outlines what is meant by price discrimination and considers the motivation behind the adoption of price discrimination and then discusses the different ways that price discrimination may be implemented as a strategy. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Ruth Owades Case Study

    This 3 page paper looks at the position of a business woman who has a good idea to start a new business as well as the backing and discusses whether or not she should go ahead with the plan. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Management Control Systems at Jazeera Airways

    This 27 page paper looks at the concept and practice of management controls over people and systems, using the Kuwaiti airline; Jazeera Airlines as an example. The paper discusses at the company and management control systems (MCS) that are in place, including employee appraisals, financial controls and marketing assessments. The systems are assessed in terms of congruence with the company strategies and a recommendation is made for a strategy to enhance the management control systems. The bibliography cites 21 sources.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility And Energy Management

    This 14 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper looks at the concept of corporate social responsibility discussing what it is or why companies may choose to adopt it, frameworks may be used as guidance and essential elements of corporate social responsibility strategies. The second part of the paper looks at the concept of energy management, examining why and how it takes place and uses the example of Hewlett-Packard to demonstrate energy management in practice. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • The ITC eChoupal Initiative

    This 17 page paper is based on a Harvard Business School case study provided by the student. ITC have developed the eChoupal initiative, a system aimed at improving efficiency and value within the supply chain in a rural area of India. The paper looks at four issues; we objectives behind the initiative and the problems which were faced, the principles of supply chain management which present in the initiative, the ways in which value is created and whether or not the model of the eChoupal is transferable. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND THE WORKPLACE

    This 7-page paper covers a fictitious case of sexual harassment in the workplace, and how it is handled from the corporate, governmental and legal standpoint. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Cima Marketing Case Study

    Cima manufactures mountaineering and hiking boots. The growth in the market has slowed down and now the firm has to decide on a future marketing strategy. This 7 page paper looks at the future strategies that are open to the company, examines the strengths and weaknesses of each strategy before making a recommendation. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Japan Airlines and eTicketing

    This 7 page paper is a case study looking at the adoption of eticketing by Japan Airlines (JAL). The case considers how and why it was adopted, including looking at the circumstances of the firm in the broader competitive environment, the sources of value and the way that this fits in the supply chain. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Job Analysis (Case Study Analysis)

    This 4 page paper evaluates a case where a job analysis is indicated. Methods of job analysis are explored and recommendations are made. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pfizer Inc. Animal Health Products Case Study

    This 7 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student concerning Pfizer Inc. Animal Health Products. The writer answers 5 questions set by the student, looking at the influences on the ranching industry, the issues of high quality and price products during an industry downturn, the appropriateness of the marketing strategies already used and how marketing may be improved and the potential of relationship marketing. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Juicy Red Tomato Company Case Study

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The problems faced by the company are considered and an appropriate literature review looking at issues of motivation, loyalty, commitment and performance is undertaken in order to identify potential areas of study. After the literature review the case is discussed and an hypothesis is formed which could be used for further research and testing. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Maxis and the Malaysian Telecommunications Market

    This 3 page paper looks at the Malaysian telecommunication market and the position of Maxis, discussing the market segmentation, market needs and the way that Maxis approaches these markets. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • PLANNING AND CONTROLING THE SUPPLY CHAIN -- MOTOROLA

    This 7-page paper discusses supply chain management and planning, using Motorola Inc.'s CGIS division as an example. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Use of Technology at Tesco

    This 6 page paper looks at the way that the UK supermarket chain Tesco uses technology and manages information and the way it has helped the company gain and retain its' dominant position. The paper considers the history of technology and information management within the firm and discusses the current use of the loyalty card as well as technology in inventory management including EDI and RFID. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Exporting to China

    This 11 page paper considers China as an export destination for household electronics to be exported from a country such as the US. The paper uses vacuum cleaners as an example. The macro environmental conditions are discussed, including the economy and distribution issues, influences on demand are considered, including social changes, import controls are discussed and the paper ends with the potential influences that could result from changes made by the exporting country's central bank. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Research Proposal; Golf Tourism in Asia

    This 6 page paper is a research proposal looking at golf tourism in Asia with the aim of identifying opportunities for the development of a golf center, and the characteristics that would be needed in order to attract golf tourists. The paper gives an introduction, a brief literature review and gives a methodological approach. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Wireless Networks for a Small Business; Governance and Security

    This 10 page paper looks at the issues a small business may need to consider when implementing a wireless network. The 802.11 family is examined and the governance and security issues are discussed with reference to ISO 17799. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Job Redesign Presentation

    This 8 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation with notes to justify the redesign if a job to increase motivation and performance. The slides define the job; a logistics manager, look at the areas which could be improved and then suggests and justifies improvements. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Manulife; BCG Matrix Analysis

    This 11 page paper uses the Boston Consulting Group Matrix (BCG Matrix) to examined the international insurance and financial management company Maulife, looking at the way the matrix can be used and for Manulife. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Marketing Plan for Grand Optics

    This 20 page paper, based on a case study provided by the student, is a marketing plan for opticians and eyewear company in the Middle East which wants to expand in order to increase revenue and profit. The marketing plan presents a strategy to increase revenues by expanding internationally with the use of a franchise model. The paper presents objectives, analyzes the situation of the company and presents a marketing strategy, including looking at the marketing mix and the budget. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • PowerPoint Presentation on Organizational Structures

    This 6 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation including speaker notes which looks at three different types of organizational structure; functional, divisional and matrix. Each type of structure discussed and a recommendation is made for the structure which may be most appropriate for Boeing, along with justification. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Aimes Electrical and Supply Case Study

    This 11 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. A firm is successful, but many of the systems are out of date, which is resulting in high levels of stock tying up capital, poor purchase procedures and a lack of general knowledge management within the firm due to an old ERP system that is not understood. The paper looks at the problems and considers some potential solution, including the implementation of a new comprehensive ERP system. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Responsibilities of the Security Manager with Regard to Understanding Financial Management and Accounting

    This 3 page paper discusses why it’s important to have a Security Manager who understands something about finance and accounting, and what they might mean to internal and external threats to the company. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hansa Pilsner Case Study; Marketing Questions

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student on the South African SAB beer; Hansa Pilsner. The paper answers questions concerning marketing, looking at why it failed in the early years, the research that could have been undertaken before launching a new beer, the ways the market could have been segmented, how the communication eventually succeeded and whether the brand should move to a mass market strategy from its' niche market. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Hansa Pilsner Case Study; Marketing Questions

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student on the South African SAB beer; Hansa Pilsner. The paper answers questions concerning marketing, looking at why it failed in the early years, the research that could have been undertaken before launching a new beer, the ways the market could have been segmented, how the communication eventually succeeded and whether the brand should move to a mass market strategy from its' niche market. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Social Networking and its Future Implications for a Non Profit Making Organization

    This 22 page paper considers the potential impact that social networking may have on a non profit organization. After an introduction the paper considers three different methodologies before choosing one, and then looks at what is meant by social networking and the way it is undertaken and influencing society already. The paper then moves on to a consequence analysis, discuses the way it will impact in planning by looking at soft systems methodology and finally considering ethical implications. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Supply And Demand - Law Of Diminishing Returns

    A 6 page paper. The first part of this essay reports an article from the WSJ about the supply and demand of oil and corn, explaining how the demand impacts the supply and the affiliated cost issues. The second part of the paper discusses the law of diminished returns and provides three specific examples. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Branding

    This 16 page paper looks at how successful branding takes place. The paper start by examining what is meant by branding and successful branding and then looks at the way it may be achieved, including the similarities and differences between B2B and B2C branding. Based on the findings at set of steps to successful branding are formulated. The bibliography cites 19 sources.

  • The Relationship between Motivation and Rewards

    This 20 page paper looks at the relationship between rewards and motivation in the work place. The paper looks at the way rewards may impact on motivation, including consideration of the concepts of 'economic man' and 'social man' and the way rewards may be used to motivate them. The way that rewards are used to motivate in the real world is then considered, using a number of examples to illustrate point raised, and the advantages and disadvantages of tools such as performance related pay are discussed. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Will a Union Presence and Collective Bargaining result in Increase Wages Bills

    This 18 page paper looks at an issue pertinent in the UK. There is little doubt that over the last few decades the power and influence of the unions in the UK has declined. The paper considers the impact that unions have had on business and considers if despite the lower level of power recognizing a union in the work place and adopting collective bargaining will result in a higher wages bill for the employer. The bibliography cites 26 sources.

  • Businesses Facing Challenges

    This 3 page paper outlines two businesses that have faced challenges similar to those faced by the fictitious case study of Lester Electronics. The first case is that of a Dutch Bank that faces two take over bids, the second is of an airline that is losing exclusivity over its services. The bibliography cites 1 sources.

  • Corporate Transparency - McBride Financial

    This 10 page paper responds to questions regarding transparency and governance of a case study supplied by the student. The paper begins by describing and explaining transparency, governance and the new laws and regulations that came about from a number of massive scandals. The rest of the paper discusses the notes sent back-and-forth between certain principals in the case. The writer's conclusion is that McBride is not interested in transparency. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Communication in the Workplace

    This 3 page paper explores communication practice in the workplace. Several examples are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Black Creek Furniture Case Study

    This 12 page paper looks at a case supplied by the student; Black Creek Furniture. The company is successful, but old fashioned and would benefit from adopting a new IT strategy. The paper examines the company, the customers and the current systems and makes recommendations for the adoption of a web enabled Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Learning Teams

    This 6 page paper about teams is written in three parts. The first part of the paper looks at the strengths and weaknesses associated with learning teams, the second part of the paper discusses the way conflict within a learning team can be dealt with and resolved and the last part of the paper examines some effective group decision-making skills and problem-solving techniques used by the team. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Strategic Human Resource Management at Standard Chartered Bank

    This 20 page case study is written in three sections. Using a case study supplied by the student the first part compares the human resource management approaches of the Standard Chartered Bank to determine is the company us using strategic human resource management (SHRM). In the second section arguments are supplied to support the ongoing use of talent management strategies in an environment where costs need to be cut. The finak section discusses the importance of measurement to assess the success, or failure, of strategic HRM and suggests some measures suitable for the case study.

  • Strategic Human Resource Management at Standard Chartered Bank

    This 20 page case study is written in three sections. Using a case study supplied by the student the first part compares the human resource management approaches of the Standard Chartered Bank to determine is the company us using strategic human resource management (SHRM). In the second section arguments are supplied to support the ongoing use of talent management strategies in an environment where costs need to be cut. The finak section discusses the importance of measurement to assess the success, or failure, of strategic HRM and suggests some measures suitable for the case study.

  • The Misuse of Sexual Harassment Law

    This 3 page paper argues that sometimes the law is misapplied and more attention should be paid to its frivolous use. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • A Case Study Concerning the Move to Electronic Patient Records

    This 7 page paper looks at the example of a health organization that decided to migrate from paper-based patient records to electronic patient records. The goals of the migration are outlined, different considerations and implementation processes which were used are discussed and the outcome is summarized. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT COMPARISON BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS

    This 3-page paper discusses and outlines knowledge management challenges faced by Frito-Lay and Roads & Traffic Authority. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • CRM IMPLEMENTATION AND ITS IMPORTANCE

    This 10-page paper examines a case study about the fictitious Evergreen Investments and what can go wrong when it comes to customer relationship management implementation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Matrix as Developed by Ansoff

    A 4 page paper that explains how the matrix structure came about and how it can be used today. Each cell in the matrix is explained with suggestions for improving the context of that cell in today's marketplace. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • How to Manage Time Effectively

    This 4 page paper discusses ways in which people can learn to manage their time effectively. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • EXPLAINING POSITIVE, NEGATIVE AND CONTINUOUS REINFORCEMENT

    This 8-page paper discusses various reinforcement strategies used by management, and the effectiveness of each. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • THE DESIGN OF A PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    This 10-page paper defines an effective performance management system, how it operates, and how it helps an organization. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • TEAMWORK AND ITS BENEFITS

    This 3-page paper discusses how teams are of benefit to many environments, including sports and the workplace. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Causes and Remedies of Discrimination in the Workplace

    This 11 page paper considers a scenario where a female employee is suffering discrimination from other employees as a result of her race, gender and age. The paper looks at the causes of discrimination and the actions or strategies that the employer may adopt to deal with the problem as well as reduce or eliminate their potential liability. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Environmental Risk Management In the Construction Industry and the Role of the Project Manager

    This 82 page paper examines the role of the project managers with reference to environmental risk management, in the construction industry in the UK. The paper starts with an introduction including some background, aims and objectives, justification and limitations. Methodology for secondary and primary research is presented. The literature review looks at the tasks of the project manager, project lifecycles and risk management as well as environmental aspects of project management in construction including legislation and tools that can be used. The simulated primary research assesses the tasks that construction project managers in the UK perform, the results of the research are then used to make recommendation for improving environmental risk management in the UK construction industry. The bibliography cites 62 sources.

  • Marketing Issues for Banks

    This 18 page paper is written in four parts. The first part looks at the use of a marketing audit, discussing what it is, why it is useful and how it may be of value to a bank such as HSBC. The second part of the paper considers why it is important that firms innovate and applies this to the banking industry,. The third part of the paper suggests a new marketing plan for HSBC and the last part of the paper looks at ethics in marketing, how two other firms; McDonalds and Walls Ice-cream can dealt with ethics and then considers the important of ethics in marketing banks. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Case Study of Hendrick and Struggles International Inc.

    This 3 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. The firm specializes in the search and recruitment of executive, but the market is changing. The problems are identified and potential strategies for the future are suggested. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Logistic Management at McDonalds

    This 13 page paper looks at four components of logistics management; transportation, unitisation and packaging, storage and communications. The fast food chain McDonalds is examined by looking at way each of these logistical functions are undertaken within the firm. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Google’s Decision to Launch an Operating System

    This 3 page paper looks at the decision by Google to compete with Microsoft and launch a new operating system. The reasons behind the decision are discussed along with an assessment of the way that the announcement was made. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Gap Inc Position and Potential Strategy

    This 22 page paper examines the US firm The Gap Inc., looking at the situation of the firm, assessing the internal and external influences, the financial performance and the competitive position. A TOWS analysis is then used to assess potential strategies that could be used, the different options are discussed and a recommendation is made. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Assessing the Quality of High Heeled Shoes for Babies

    Heelarious sell high heeled shoes for babies between the ages of 0 – 6 months. These soft shoes are highly differentiated, marketed on the basis of uniqueness and quality. This 8 page paper looks at the way that the company communicates quality through the materials used, packaging, pricing strategy and marketing and then considers how a star rating system could be developed for crib shoes. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • The Importance and Influence of Group Performance on Organizational Behavior

    This 5 page paper examines the impact of groups and teams within an organization and the advantages and effectiveness of group and team performance in the management of organisational behaviour. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • A Friend's Letter of Referral

    A 3 page paper. This is a personal letter of reference for a friend who is in the same profession but who do not work together. The letter describes how they met and the personality characteristic and professional characteristics the writer has observed. No Bibliography.

  • Wal-Mart Company Culture

    An 11 page paper that begins with a brief introduction to the paper and to Wal-Mart. Different theories about company culture are reported and discussed. Theorists include Schein, Hofstede, and Drennan. Comments about Wal-Mart's culture are integrated into the discussions. The relationship between the company's goals and culture is explored. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Negotiation and the Wellington Institute of Technology

    This 6 page paper, written in 2 parts, looks at the case study provided by the student. The first part of the paper looks at the problem and identifies the goals and strategy of the proposed negotiation in the case study. The second part of the paper considers the way in which the negotiations took place, there is which was successful and the lessons learned from undertaking negotiations. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Two Management Models - Quantitative and Human Relations Models

    This 3 page paper looks at two approaches to human resource management; the quantitative approach and the human relations school of thought. The paper outlines each of these approaches, looking at the characteristics of the HRM models and assessing what they have added to the understanding of management. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Case Study of Fletcher Challenge

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The first part of the paper looks at why Fletcher Challenge chose to expand internationally based on Dunnings OLI Paradigm. The second part of the paper looks at why the company struggled and was broken up. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Data in a Disease Database

    This 5 page paper consists of 6 PowerPoint slides, and speaker notes looking at the way data gathered and added into a database will be used. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • McDonald’s and Carlton Draught Beer Television Advertisements Compared

    This 12 page paper compares and contrasts to television advertisements shown in Australia; McDonald’s and Carlton Draught Beer. Each of the advertisements is considered in turn, identifying the potential target market, looking at the way that the advertisement is seeking to stimulate a purchase using Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, and assessing the impact of the advertisement with a small survey of three people. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Advertising and Consumerism

    A 3 page paper which examines the impact of print media advertising on consumerism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Google in China

    A 7 page paper discussing Google's choice to operate two Chinese language sites, one self-censored within China and another uncensored site outside of China. The decision allows Google to operate within China law while also serving stakeholders. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Logistics for an Online Grocery Store

    This 16 page paper looks at the different issues that need to be considered by an online grocery store wanting to increase its target market and operate efficiently. The issues of ffreight, packaging, storage and control requirements to minimise logistical costs, are all discussed using the framework of a value chain and consideration. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • BALANCED SCORECARD AND APPLE INC.

    This 12-page paper discusses balanced scorecard theory and how it might fit into Apple Inc.'s culture. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • COMPARISONS BETWEEN IBM AND LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS

    This 4-page paper discusses characteristics of IBM and explains why it can be considered a learning organization.

  • Cordery's "Another Case Of The Emperor's New Clothes"

    5 pages in length. Is organizational teamwork as beneficial to production and the overall bottom line as theorists declare them to be? John Cordery responds to this inquiry with a mixture of personal and realistic contention in his article entitled "Another Case of the Emperors New Clothes" published by a 2004 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. While the author does indeed hit upon a few issues that leave management theorists hard-pressed to support the holistic value of teamwork within the organizational venue, Cordery (2004) also offers up some interesting perspectives whereby readers ponder which, if any, past organizational theories have ever embraced the fundamental principles necessary for empowering and motivating workers to perform at their most efficient level. No additional sources cited.

  • Relationship of Ethics and Management Functions

    A 3 page paper that begins with a report that ethical companies are more profitable than unethical companies. The writer discusses how ethics is involved with the four functions. Enron provides the example for what went wrong ethically and what should have happened. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sports Public Relations Pros and Media Control

    This 9 page paper discusses how public relations people can control the media, particularly when the organization is facing a difficult problem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Lean Manufacturing at Quality Parts Company

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The company has inefficiencies and would benefit from the introduction of lean methods of manufacture. The paper identifies the changes that are being considered which are not aligned with lean manufacturing, defines what is meant by a lean firm, considers the use f a pull system and looks at a potential process of change that could be used. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Concepts and Terms Used in the Study of Organizational Behavior

    This 3 page paper defines several terms and concepts that are found within the study of organizational behavior, including organizational behavior, organizational culture, diversity, corporate social responsibility, and organizational effectiveness and efficiency. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Knowledge Management and Learning in Low Cost Airlines

    This 3 page paper looks at two low cost airlines; RyanAir and EasyJet and assesses the way that they already use knowledge management and concepts from the learning school in order to compete and assesses how this could be improved. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The Potential Conflict Between Permanent and Casual Employees

    This 8 page paper considers the way that tension or conflict in a workplace may emerge when an employer is using both casual and permanent staff at the same time and how the problem may be managed. The paper starts by looking at the reasons tension may arise using a range of different theories before putting forward a potential solution based on the theoretical approaches used to explain the problem. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • PROCESS IMPROVEMENT,TRANSPORTATION AND LOGSTICS

    This 5-page paper explores the link between process improvement and transportation systems. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Inventory Management Problems at Hewlett Packard

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. The firm has a problem with the way the printer inventory is being managed. The paper summarizes the situation, suggests four different forecasting techniques which would be suitable to predict demand and considers the relationship between forecasting, production and scheduling. The paper ends by looking at the different costs associated with holding inventory. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Inventory Management Problems at Hewlett Packard

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. The firm has a problem with the way the printer inventory is being managed. The paper summarizes the situation, suggests four different forecasting techniques which would be suitable to predict demand and considers the relationship between forecasting, production and scheduling. The paper ends by looking at the different costs associated with holding inventory. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Market Research Proposal for A Starbucks Fruit Juice Drink

    This 4 page paper discusses why research may be undertaken to assess the market for a new fruit juice drink by Starbucks. The paper presents an introduction, proposes the sample characteristics and gives a short outline of the contents that will be in the report. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Marketing Budget at Nike, Inc.

    A 3 page paper that begins by explaining that this company has a number of 'target markets' and reports the amount and proportion of revenue the company spends on marketing and advertising. The writer reports some of Nike's alternative and innovative marketing tactics. The writer reports that even Nike is reducing its expenses in this economy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Should Havell Acquire Sylvania?

    This 14 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Havell India has an opportunity to make an acquisition bid for the lighting company Sylvania. The writer is a number of analytical models, including STEP, Porters five forces and Porters value chain in order to assess the situation, then looks at Porters generic strategies and source matrix to determine the best strategy for Havell, before looking at the way in which implementation may take place. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • HAIER: TAKING A CHINESE COMPANY GLOBAL CASE ANALYSIS

    This 6-page paper is a case study analysis about Haier and globalization. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Change at Nissan

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The first part of the paper examines the systems and structures that were utilized and implementation of the Nissan renewal plan (NRP). The second part of the paper critically examines the way in which leadership took place to facilitate the design and implementation of the NRP. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • The Importance of Prioritizing Database Security

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of database security. Statistics are cited to stress the importance of database security measures. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • ETHICS IN SOCIAL NETWORKING: SITUATIONS

    This 7-page paper discusses the ethics of various social networking situations, as they pertain to businesses. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Changing Position of Gucci

    This 16 page paper examines a case study supplied by Gucci, examining their competitive position with reference to other luxury good suppliers, traced the strategy changes and position of the company from 1990 to the 21st century, including the acquisitions strategy and then assesses strategy that may be used for further developments. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Implementing Performance Management within an Organization

    This 13 page paper examines the concept of performance management, looks at the benefits of its implementation and considers how it may be implemented within an organization with the use of employee performance appraisals. The paper is made up of a 9 page written paper 7 slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Implementing Performance Management within an Organization

    This 13 page paper examines the concept of performance management, looks at the benefits of its implementation and considers how it may be implemented within an organization with the use of employee performance appraisals. The paper is made up of a 9 page written paper 7 slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Labor Productivity: A Statistical View

    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of labor productivity. Different organizational factors such as job security, motivation, and job satisfaction are analyzed for their causal correlation to increased productivity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • ROSEWOOD HOTELS: CASE STUDY ANALYSIS

    This 4-page paper analyzes branding through a case study about Rosewood Hotels. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Questions on the Way Wal-Mart Has Expanded in the International Market

    This 3 page paper looks at the international expansion process undertaken by Wal-Mart, and answers three questions. The first answer considers the process utilized to expand into Mexico and Latin America, and why that expansion was successful. The second question considers why expansion into Europe was not as successful. The third answer discusses whether Wal-Mart was utilizing a globalization or a localization strategy. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Service Quality and Process Improvements: A Teaching Case Study

    This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of a teaching case study on the topic of service quality. Teaching notes and a historical assessment are included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

    This 13-page paper provides a marketing and quality overview of California Pizza Kitchen. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Third Cycle Investment Recommendation for Aquine

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Aquine Watches are seeing a decline in their mechanical watch sales. The paper is written as a memo, presenting a recommendation for investment in the third cycle, based on the underlying problem in the firm, identifying where the money should be spent and why the recommendations were being made. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • One Way to Measure Service Quality

    This 5 page paper provides an introduction to the SERVQUAL method for measuring service quality. The paper identifies the dimensions and how it is used. The writer comments on the need for everyone in the organization to work towards high service quality. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Business in a Niche Market - The Competitive Advantages

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of niche markets. Urban Outfitters is used as a case study to highlight the competitive advantages inherent in niche businesses. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Business in a Niche Market - The Competitive Advantages

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of niche markets. Urban Outfitters is used as a case study to highlight the competitive advantages inherent in niche businesses. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Large Event Risk Management

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of risk management. The hypothetical case of a large multinational event is used to provide examples. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • ROCK OF AGES: CASE STUDY AND ANALYSIS

    This 5-page paper discusses the case study pertaining to Rock of Ages, a granite quarry and monument manufacturer. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Electronic Medical Records: An Overview of Benefits

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the benefits of electronic medical records. Emphasis is placed on assets to access and privacy. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Business Ethics: Tiffany and Co.

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of different approaches to business ethics. The example of Tiffany and Co. is invoked to show the ethical ambiguities inherent in real life situations. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • I/O Psychology

    A 4 page paper that reports the beginning of this subfield in psychology. Major players are mentioned. The writer comments on how this subfield is different than other area of psychology. The writer also explains the importance of research and statistics in this field. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Marketing Analysis of Zara

    This 10 page paper examines the Spanish fashion firm Zara from a marketing perspective, identifying the target markets, positioning, the approach adopted by the firm to marketing, the competitive advantages and ends with recommendations for a new marketing strategy. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Google's Android OS - A Value-Driven Assessment

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of Google's Android OS. Market advantages held by Google over Apple's iPhone are emphasized. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Social Networking and Transformational Leadership in Learning Organizations

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of how social media enhances networking within organizations. Emphasis is placed on the development of "learning organizations" through the utility of transformational leadership. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Should Pay Packages Be Uniform or Personalized?

    This 3 page paper considers the concept of a uniform remuneration package, looking at the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing uniform pay strategies as well as individualized pay strategies in the context of various theories, such as expectancy theory and equity theory. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Oil Production Questions

    This 5 page paper answers 4 questions set by the student concerning the way in which oil production takes place within the US. The first question discusses the way in which production process for Marathon oil may be accelerated. The second question looks at the direct relationship that exists between the prices of crude oil and the price of gasoline at the pumps. The third question considers the way in which an oil company may try to keep prices at the pump the same and retain profits if the price of crude oil increases. The last section considers the impact of a potential long-term and on deep-sea oil drilling, and looks at the way in which US oil companies may be to remain competitive if this occurs. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • How to Increase the Emphasis on a Code of Ethics

    Where Codes of Ethics or Conduct Are Influential in Employee Behavior This 4 page paper considers the utilization of codes of ethics or conduct and looks at how and why employees may cases notice of these codes and considers the way in which tension to the codes may be increased. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • A Cost Benefit Analysis of Cloud Computing in Developing Nations

    This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of cloud computing. The function of cloud computing in microfinance is emphasized. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • ETHICS, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND STRATEGIC PLANNING

    This 4-page paper discusses the concept of combining ethics and social responsibility with strategic planning. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Strategic Change Initiatives and Images of Change

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of strategic change initiatives. AT&T is used as a case study for the use of managerial perspectives. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: ANALYSIS

    This 5-page paper is an analysis of the book Blue Ocean Strategy. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Modelo’s Beer Market

    This 6 page paper examines the Mexican beer brewer; Modelo and answers questions sector by the student. Questions included examination of the trends in the global beer market, how and why Modelo successful in entering the US market through strategic alliances, consideration of the next potential market, the challenges of the organization are likely to face the future and a discussion concerning whether or not the organization should undertake diversification. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Modelo’s Beer Market

    This 6 page paper examines the Mexican beer brewer; Modelo and answers questions sector by the student. Questions included examination of the trends in the global beer market, how and why Modelo successful in entering the US market through strategic alliances, consideration of the next potential market, the challenges of the organization are likely to face the future and a discussion concerning whether or not the organization should undertake diversification. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Management of the BP Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Crisis

    This 15 page paper at the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill which occurred in April 2010, examining the event from a quality management perspective, identifying the problems in terms of quality management before and during the disaster and then discussing the way in which quality management could be improved at the company. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Leadership Case Study: Alan Mulally

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of Alan Mulally's leadership at Ford. An emphasis is placed upon his transformational approach to leadership and the "One Ford" culture he implemented. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Resource Analysis for Seifelden Electronics

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of Seifelden Electronics. The company's resources, competencies, and strategies are analyzed and recommendations are given. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Nonparametric Testing and ANOVA

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of ANOVA and nonparametric testing. It is a response to a simulation exercise which touches upon the utility of ANOVA, the Kruskal-Wallis test, and the F-test. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • New Search Engine for the Chinese Market

    This 19 page paper proposes a strategy for a new search engine to be launched in China. The paper starts by examining the situation in China, looking at the market and the users, as well as the challenges faced by Google. Using this analysis the potential key characteristics which would enhance the potential success of a new search engine in the country are identified and discussed. The paper ends with recommendations. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Questions Regarding H&R

    This 4 page paper answers 4 questions on a case study regarding the Canadian sewing machine company H&R. The first question looks at the way in which firms using sewing technology of the impacted by changes in the macro environment. The second page considers the influences of the microenvironment on the suppliers and manufacturers of sewing machines. The third question looks at some strengths and weaknesses of the management of the organization. The last question assesses different strategic alternatives that the company may use in order to recover from significant losses. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Capacity Planning: The Strategic Value

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of capacity planning. Using Telemarketing Incorporated as a case study, trends are derived from numerical data and strategic initiatives to expand capacity are presented. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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