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.

  • Proposal of Automobile Black Boxes

    A 5 page research paper that takes the form of a proposal to the Ford Motor Co. The writer advocates implementation of a study that would evaluate the use of 'black box' technology on automotive vehicles. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Air Transportation Maintenance and Inspection Regulations

    A 9 page paper discussing the maintenance and inspection portion of the problems of modern air transportation. Close inspection of FAR 91 (particularly sections 405, 407 and 409) reveals that there is indeed an area in which government involvement in the conduct of business is a positive factor. Required maintenance and inspection of aircraft substantially increases operating costs for both airlines and for private pilot-owners, but the payback is a nation in which air travelers can be assured that the aircraft in which they place themselves has been well-maintained, inspected at every turn and then inspected again before every flight. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Overview of Intel

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of this well known firm and pays particular attention to its role as a socially responsible company. The company's mission statement is included and several financial quotes are provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • PBS and Marketing Efforts

    An 8 page paper discussing PBS' courtship of corporate sponsors and individual contributors. Public broadcasting is not unique to the US; several European countries and Australia also support similar services but the US version is the only one not totally supported by the government. The paper discusses aspects of PBS' marketing and why sponsorship is attractive to corporate entities. It provides a means by which they can claim corporate social responsibility while simultaneously reaching the typical viewer who is older, female, with above-average income and education, and rarely watches commercial channels. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Commerce, IT, and Productivity

    This 11 page paper considers the ways in which technology, specifically information technology can improve productivity with a company. Examples illustrated by using a case study of a global company; Royal Dutch Shell, and examining the various ways in which information technology has facilitated increased productivity and efficiency. The bibliography cites 6 sources

  • Organizational Training Plan Creation

    This 8 page paper considers an organisation with a training need. It examines the root cause of the problem and the way in which training may resolve the problem. The measures which will need to be instigated to ensure the training is effective and maintained and the manner in which they are implemented are also discussed. The example used is a call centre with excessive call lengths. The bibliography cite 5 sources.

  • Drugs, Zero Tolerance and City Ice and Cold Storage

    10 pages in length. There exists little tolerance for drug use and abuse at City Ice and Cold Storage. Not only does substance abuse disrupt the flow of day-to-day production because of excessive absenteeism, incessant tardiness and poor job performance, but it also costs the company untold numbers of dollars each year in lost revenue. The writer discusses how drugs – including alcohol – have no place in the work environment, yet there is a significant percentage of workers here at City Ice and Cold Storage who cannot separate their personal lives from their professional lives, creating a potentially volatile situation by haphazardly combining the two. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Modern Business and Corporate Culture

    This 12 page paper looks at the relevance of corporate culture in the modern business world. The paper discusses the idea and interpretation of corporate culture, its' formation, development and the requirement of some organisations to change it. The paper then goes on to examine the way in which culture can be used to benefit both the organisation and the wider business environment. Throughout the paper examples of actual companies are cited to enhance understanding. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • HR, Quantitative and Qualitative Research

    This 7 page report discusses the use and interpretation of qualitative versus quantitative research in a human resources application. Strategic human resource management is about imparting culture, recruiting and developing the skills needed by the organization. That requires the HR professional to also understand the information they receive regarding employees, the workplace, a specific industry, and other factors. Qualitative and quantitative information provide the numerical or categorical results (quantitative)of something while explaining the reasons and motivations(qualitative) that have caused the events to occur in the first place. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Workplace Loyalty

    This 5 page paper uses a thesis provided by a student which says that demonstrated loyalty is necessary in order to gain the trust of both superiors and subordinates. Loyalty in today's changing business world is also a part of the discussion. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Oil Industry and Intellectual Property Management

    This 3 page paper takes a look at the importance of intellectual property in the oil industry. Information about a research lab, associated with an oil company, as provided by a student, is used as an example. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Oil Industry and Intellectual Property Management

    This 3 page paper takes a look at the importance of intellectual property in the oil industry. Information about a research lab, associated with an oil company, as provided by a student, is used as an example. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Fictitious Case Study on Workplace Sexual Harassment

    This 6 page paper provides a fictitious case study, provided by a student, regarding a sexual harassment scenario where a female boss has created a hostile environment for one of her male employees. General information regarding harassment is provided, including the relevance of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Much of the paper comprises a memo written to the CEO concerning the matter. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Business, Social and Ethical Responsibility

    This 7 page paper considers the role of social responsibility in the commercial environment. The question of what social responsibility is tackled along with the arguments for and against it. The theories of Milton Friedman and his views on the singular responsibility of profit maximisation discussed and his reasoning is found to erroneous in some assumptions. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Origins of Ford Motor Co. and its Current Strategic Development

    This 16 page paper considers briefly the origins of Ford and then looks to the 1990s and the strategic way in which it has developed. This includes acquisitions, collaborations, the use of the Internet and the search for a competitive advantage. The paper assesses its current position and make recommendations for the future. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Mass Media and Target Specific Marketing

    5 pages in length. Targeting specific markets is a critical component to establishing a secure consumer base; however, it is becoming more and more difficult to define the ever-blurring line of clear-cut barriers within the mass media. Gender, race, income, age, lifestyle and usage are no longer presented in rigid, easily defined components, but rather, these demographic elements are in a constant state of change. Because of this perpetual fluctuation, mass media focus must remain ever pliable. The writer discusses that such is the case with two mainstream lifestyle magazine publications: Ebony and Cosmopolitan. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of Mutual Funds

    In 5 pages, the author discusses selecting the most lucrative mutual funds to insure financial stability. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Restaurant Industry and High Rate of Employee Turnover

    7 pages in length. In today's fast-paced society where people are constantly striving to improve their personal gain, jobs in the food service industry are considered to be nothing more than stepping stones. From busboy to manager, no position is safe from the ravages of high turnover, inasmuch as there is always a better offer waiting just around the corner. The writer discusses various reasons for the high employee turnover rate in the restaurant industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Twenty First Century High Tech Markets and Low Skills

    A 5 page paper that looks at America's current practice of importing high-tech workers from foreign countries and explores the reasons why this practice has become necessary if America is to stay competitive in the technological world of the 21st century. Discussed are the options that the HI-TECH Act of 2000 will make available on both a short term and a long term basis. Views held by the opposition are included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Workplace and Gender Stereotypes

    A 15 page paper that discusses gender stereotypes in the workplace and examines how these stereotypes affect female workers. Included is a brief summary of the history of females in the workplace as well as a short discussion on the origins of gender stereotypes. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Johnson and Johnson, Levi Strauss, and Ben and Jerry's

    This 22 page paper is about social responsibility and how these three companies exemplify this. An introduction discusses social responsibility in general. Then, each of the three companies is explored in terms of their written statements and actions taken to fulfill the company's goals towards social responsibility. Each company also faced a specific crisis, at which time, they could live by their published principles or not. They each did. Johnson & Johnson faced the fact that their Tylenol containers had been tampered with resulting in the deaths of eight people. Levi Strauss learned through a media report that one of their contractors was violating human rights with employees. Ben & Jerry's faced an incident involving the rainforest. The writer describes what they did in each case and what the outcome was. Bibliography lists 26 sources.

  • Diablo Drilling Corporation and Proposal for Flexible Office Hours

    Flexible Office Hours Proposal - Diablo Drilling Corporation: A 10 page paper that presents a proposal suggesting the implementation of a flexible work schedule for the employees of the main business office of a small drilling contracting company. Also discussed are the various ways that this option could benefit both employer and employee. The purpose of the plan, which is to reduce the amount of productive work time lost by initiating the option of more flexible work hours, is thoroughly explained as it applies to a small office with a total of four participating employees. Also included are technical and management plans, organization qualifications, cost analysis and recommendations. Bibliography lists 5 sources. LCDiablo.doc

  • Management Styles of Workers of Differing Ages

    This 10 page paper explores the management style of both boomers and Gen Xers and what needs to change in order to incorporate this rising generation into corporate America. Definitions of the generations are included. The focus of this paper is on management but touches on other pertinent areas as well. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Commerce Planning and Internet Security

    This 5 page paper looks at short-term and long- range planning in connection to commerce on the Internet. Discussion considers a 'harm analysis', dial-in connections, external network connections (such as to third parties) and the necessary detailing of any existing security measures which are in place - in relationship to the projected growth and profit of the company. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Canada's Hotel Business

    This 5 page paper focuses on employees in Canada's hotels. Union and non-union laborers are compared and issues such as wages , job security and scheduling are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Acquisition of ISO is a Smart Global Market Strategy

    A 15 page paper that argues that the most effective sales strategy that a small business can adopt in the new globalized market is conformity to the standards set by the International Organization for Standardization and the acquisition of ISO registration. Discussed are the changes that have occurred in the worldwide market over the past decade, the new opportunity these changes present to small business owners, and the benefits ISO registration offers small businesses in this new market. Bibliography lists 10 sources. LCISOAcq.doc

  • Economist Tom Peters' Ready, Fire, Aim!

    A 5 page paper that examines the revolution of innovation and change that economist Tom Peters has sparked under the traditional world of business management and training and how his system of utter chaos and irrationality has taken root and spread worldwide. A brief background of Peters' life before becoming the "guru of gurus" in business management is presented, followed by a discussion of the contributions he has made to the field of economics. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Social Psychology and Advertising

    8 pages in length. That the advertising industry and social psychology are integrally related is indisputable. Indeed, the very foundation of advertising is to appeal to the core of one's social association by means of psychological allure. Within the framework of the advertising industry, social psychology represents the study of various components of attitude, motivation, personality and behavior as they reflect an individual's influence upon and by social groups. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Corporate Infrastructure and Intranet Usage

    A 5 page paper that defines the construction and the use of an intranet platform in corporate infrastructure. Included is a discussion of the organizational benefits and competitive advantages gained by a corporation through the use of the intranet platform. Bibliography lists 5 sources. LCIntra.doc

  • Globalization, Banking, and Mergers

    Mega Mergers - The Benchmark of Banking in a Globalized World: An 8 page paper that presents a case study comparison between the successful Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank merger of 1996 and the recent failed merger attempt of Germany's Deutsche and Dresdner Banks. Discussed are the major factors that surrounded each of these mergers as well as the reasons why one merger succeeded and the other failed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Overview of Apple's Steve Jobs

    A 5 page paper that offers an overview of Steve Jobs. Apple Corp. was floundering until they brought Jobs back as interim-CEO. By all accounts, his style has not mellowed much in these last 20 years but he has brought Apple out of its troubles and put it on the way to growth again. This essay discusses some of the actions Jobs took to do so. The writer offers an overview of his management style. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Workplace and Dress Codes

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses how the issue of the workplace dress code has evolved into more than just an ensemble people wear to cover their naked bodies; rather, employers view attire as a way for employees to appropriately represent the company. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • U.S. Immigrants and Employment

    This 8 page paper looks at the great divide in terms of employment for immigrants. While some immigrants, such as those from India and Pakistan are given preference, those from many other countries are treated poorly. The problem is evaluated. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Louisvill Slugger Baseball Bats Manufacturers Hillerich and Bradsby

    10 pages in length. The writer discusses Hillerich & Bradsby, manufacturers of the Louisville Slugger baseball bats, by addressing company history, product marketing, mission statement and goals, employment analyses, product analyses, market position and annual financial statements. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • TQM and Unions

    This 5 page paper explores the relationship between unions, the labor movement, and the implementation of TQM. An actual case describing the implementation of TQM in a unionized environment is provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • American Express' Marketing Strategy

    This 5 page paper examines the marketing strategy of American Express. Its rivalry and legal entanglements with Visa are duly noted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Monster.com's Success

    This 5 page paper addresses the dot com phenomenon by focusing on one lucrative enterprise. Monster.com is evaluated in terms of its success. A description of its services and information about competitors and alliances are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Conducting Business Overseas

    This 5 page business analysis provides an overview of the political and business climate in The Philippines as well as Indonesia. The countries are compared in terms of favorability for doing business. The unrest in Indonesia is explained. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Marketing Strategies for Johnson and Johnson Company

    A 5 page overview of Johnson and Johnson, one of the world's largest and most successful health and personal care companies. Outlines the company's international interests and marketing strategies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sexual Harassment and Donna Johnson v. David Martino

    5 pages in length. The writer uses the logical approach to discuss how David Martino is not guilty of the sexual harassment charge against him. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Case Study of the Exxel Group

    5 pages in length. Discusses a case study in which the Exxel Group is structuring a fifty-six percent purchase of Argencard Corporation and the finanical considerations that are involved.

  • An Overview Of the Company B.P. Oil

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses competitive environment, mission statement, organization chart, total quality management, business plan, government regulation, licensure, certification and accreditation as they relate to B.P. Oil. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Economic Behavior, Social Class Income, and Consumer Behavior

    This is an 8 page paper discussing income social class on economic and consumer behavior. In many of the theories of consumer behavior the level of income and social class seem to play a part in economic behavior and spending. Many theorists have historically believed that economic behavior was largely based on individual tastes which were unaffected by social interactions or economic class. Recently however, researchers have found that while some trends are consistent throughout classes regarding economic behavior such as over-spending and under saving in an attempt to gain status materials similar to that of the higher class, other spending behaviors differ depending on economic class, such as food consumption behavior and percentage of dispensable income spent on leisure activities. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Chapter Outline of Public Relations Strategies and Tactics

    This is an outline and summary of various chapters of the textbook, Public Relations-- Strategies and Tactics (Sixth Edition).

  • Encouraging the Development of the Internet in Developing Nations

    A 16 page paper arguing that developing nations should encourage the development of the Internet and the necessary infrastructure within their borders. Whether the government should be directly involved is arguable, but the fact that the economy needs the benefits of the Internet is not. The Internet has become nearly as crucial for business operation as has the telephone, and other nations such as Singapore demonstrate that it is business activity and the resulting economic growth that lifts developing nations' peoples out of abject poverty. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Cablevision and The Cable TV Industry

    This 10 page paper considers the current position of the cable television industry in the US, the structure, competitors and general characteristics, including a look at Porters' Five Forces Model. The second half of the paper then examines the company Cablevision, its position and performance against the industry environment. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Future Role of Management Consulting in the UK

    A 5 page paper discussing the likely future role of the management consultant, particularly in the UK. The role of the management consultant appears to be an ongoing one, and one that organizations will not alter in the future. The one change that can be expected is that organizations will be likely to use outside consultants more in the future, rather than less. Management consulting can assist in introducing new perspectives in matters such as efficient operation, the "triple bottom line" and efficient use of human capital. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business Intelligence Competitive Tool of Data Mining

    This is a 7 page paper discussing data mining. The increasingly competitive markets have resulted in the development of more sophisticated business intelligence tools which can be applied to data warehouses. Data mining tools have been developed to not only give businesses the advantage of analyzing past and present data within their organizations but also allow future trends and analysis of customer behavior among other significant factors which give businesses an increase in focus in customer relations and marketing in a more efficient and non-redundant manner. Included in the paper is a 1 page outline, description of the leading data mining tools and an example of a business (PNC Bank Corp.) who purchased a data mining tool (Unica’s Model 1) in order to give them a competitive advantage in regards to marketing and expanding their customer satisfaction base. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Organizational Communications and Conflict Management

    This tutorial paper covers the idea of conflict management within organizations; and how communications fits in. Also discussed is resolution, prevention and negotiation. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Data Mining and Business Intelligence

    This is a 7 page paper discussing data mining. The increasingly competitive markets have resulted in the development of more sophisticated business intelligence tools which can be applied to data warehouses. Data mining tools have been developed to not only give businesses the advantage of analyzing past and present data within their organizations but also allow future trends and analysis of customer behavior among other significant factors which give businesses an increase in focus in customer relations and marketing in a more efficient and non-redundant manner. Included in the paper is a 1 page outline, description of the leading data mining tools and an example of a business (PNC Bank Corp.) who purchased a data mining tool (Unica’s Model 1) in order to give them a competitive advantage in regards to marketing and expanding their customer satisfaction base. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 3 Issues in HRM

    A 6 page paper that discusses three specific issues related to human resource management: the functions of HRM, the importance of the department, and the fact that people are the company's most important asset; the concept underlying getting paid work, which includes a short discussion on why there is a different wage/salary for different jobs; and labor law, including the laws that fall under the EEO. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Overview of International Equity Portfolios

    5 pages. This paper looks at international equity portfolios as far as the characteristics of cross-country return correlations for emerging market portfolios. Emerging market returns are said to be extremely volatile in comparison to return volatility in developed markets. But will adding emerging markets to a portfolio invested in developed markets tend to increase the overall portfolio risk or reduce it? Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Reasons for TQM's Success

    This 40 page paper is a comprehensive examination of TQM and why it is so successful. The writer’s hypothesis states that TQM is so successful because it manages to balance people, including employees and customers, with processes with even the process embodying motivation theory the empowerment of employees. The paper starts with the theory by looking at what is meant by TQM and its origins and then considers how it motivates employees, how it considers customers and process. The writer then looks at examples of its use, including Six Sigma, (a TQM tool) and SERVQUAL. Numerous companies are cited throughout the paper to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

  • Blair Water Purifiers in India- A Qualitative and Quantitative Case Study

    10 pages. This case study comprises qualitative and quantitative analyses of entering the water purifier market in India. Information is examined in the three ways the Blair Company might enter this market: through joint venture, acquisition, or joint working arrangement. The advantages and disadvantages of each are discussed and a recommendation made as to which would be the most advantageous way to enter the competitive market. This case study is one that considers how a company can enter a foreign market by using research to determine the most beneficial method. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Blair Water Purifiers in India- A Qualitative and Quantitative Case Study

    10 pages. This case study comprises qualitative and quantitative analyses of entering the water purifier market in India. Information is examined in the three ways the Blair Company might enter this market: through joint venture, acquisition, or joint working arrangement. The advantages and disadvantages of each are discussed and a recommendation made as to which would be the most advantageous way to enter the competitive market. This case study is one that considers how a company can enter a foreign market by using research to determine the most beneficial method. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Warranty and Advertising in the Automotive Industry

    This 9 page paper has two parts. The first part discusses television advertising for cars and includes data on the amount spent by the industry and where they are spending it. It also discusses why car manufacturers use television ads. The second part of the paper discusses the warranty for Ford cars and light vehicles. The writer includes the highlights of the warranty and how a customer would get repairs under that warranty. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Machine Learning, Data Mining, and KM

    This 19 page paper looks at knowledge management and the use of data mining in conjunction with machine learning. The writer considers how this may add value to banking practices, such as managing and reducing risk, increasing marketing response rates, retaining customers and maximising the use of resources. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

  • Telecommunication Battery Industry

    This paper offers a brief examination of the industry that produces batteries for cell phones and computers. Topics touched on include marketing channels and competition. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Integrated Communication Strategies and Dog Food Marketing

    Strategy This 10 page paper considers how to build an integrated communication strategy for a brand. The writer does this by looking at Pedigree’s Cesar brand of dog food in conjunction with the five communication effects and the 4 P’s. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Structure, Management, and Public Organizations

    This 5 page paper considers how we may see public organizations and how the structure and management should be seen n terms of a service for the public. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Career Opportunities in Accounting and Auditing

    This 5 paper focuses on accounting as a career, focusing on what it is, trends and salaries, and comparison of the profession in New York and Los Angeles. Bibliography has 7 sources.

  • Case Study of Johnson and Johnson's Critikon Subsidiary and Kaizen's Successful Implementation

    This 6 page paper considers the way in which implementation of kaizen may bring about successful change. The writer examines this by looking at Critikon, a subsidiary company of the Johnson & Johnson group that showed a high level of improvement following its’ implementation. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Marketing and Management Across Cultures

    An 8 page paper evaluating a statement that all attempts to explain other cultures still are made in terms of one that is not of that culture. In so doing, the very effort to explain the culture can be in error. It is necessary to know the differences in these populations for advertising purposes for advertising to be truly effective. Other aspects of marketing involve the need for still greater awareness of cultural differences of perception and reception of marketing messages. The inability of departing from the evaluation statement supports it. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Personality Profiling Codes of John L. Holland

    A five page paper which considers the application of John L Holland's personality profiling codes to career development and various aspects of social psychology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Possible Futures Within the International Battery Market

    A 7 page paper discussing the prospects of the international battery market in terms of environmental concerns, growth for the future, dependence on the electronics industry and ability to operate profitably. The paper addresses the issues of cheap imports and their lower overall value as well as the changes in stock valuation of leading companies following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The overall market is expected to grow by 9% until 2005, however, and then follow that growth by 10% into 2010. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Kaizen Style of Management

    This 5 page paper looks at the Japanese management style of kaizen, with a focus on a case study to emanate from the United States. The company Critikon is used as the case study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Kaizen Style of Management

    This 5 page paper looks at the Japanese management style of kaizen, with a focus on a case study to emanate from the United States. The company Critikon is used as the case study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Issues Pertaining to Strategic HRM

    This 20 page paper discusses a number of issues related to strategic HR management. Following a general introduction that discusses how strategic HR management is defined in the literature, the writer addresses three issues: how strategic approaches can be used with a sample of HR management functions; an analysis of the factors related to effective HR management; and the most recent perspectives regarding HRM and future trends of human resource management. 1 table included that compares the effectiveness of several functions in HR departments that are business partners of the firm with those that are not partners. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Buying Behavior of Consumers

    A five page paper which looks at the factors which influence consumer buying behaviour and the way in which marketing strategies are formulated to take these influences into account. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Seeking a Job in Investment Banking

    This paper focuses on a career in investment banking and touches on issues such as job duties, education and job skills required, salary expectations and career trends. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Global Business of Nokia

    5 pages. Nokia, headquartered in Finland, is an excellent example of a multi-national company that has been able to successfully adapt its business to other countries and among international competitors. This paper describes how this giant in the telecommunications industry manages to face challenges in both the host and parent countries. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • UPS' 1997 Labor Strike and Management Lessons Learned

    An 8 page discussion of the management considerations which were inherent in the 1997 Teamsters labor strike against one of the US’s most successful and recognizable corporations. This paper outlines the situation leading up to the strike and breaks this situation down into appropriate management considerations. Bibliography lists 10 sources. PPupsLb.rtf

  • UPS' 1997 Labor Strike and Management Lessons Learned

    An 8 page discussion of the management considerations which were inherent in the 1997 Teamsters labor strike against one of the US’s most successful and recognizable corporations. This paper outlines the situation leading up to the strike and breaks this situation down into appropriate management considerations. Bibliography lists 10 sources. PPupsLb.rtf

  • International Marketing, Strategy Shift, and Coca Cola

    A 20 page paper discussing the shift in Coke’s marketing perspective from a global view to one that is much more local in its approach. The company suffered massive setbacks in Europe when contamination in cans sold in Belgium and northern France sickened consumers. This is one reason for the shift away from the global focus, but there are others as well. The purpose here is to examine the shift from global to local focus, particularly as it applies to Coca-Cola France. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Insurance Regulations in Hong Kong

    This paper discusses the regulation of insurance in Hong Kong, and whether or not it protects consumer interests. Also discussed is some background of the insurance industry in this country. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Plastics Industry and Quality Control

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of the plastics industry. Quality control is the focus of this paper that provides an outline of TQM as well. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Management versus Leadership

    This 15 page paper investigates the differences between leadership and management and between leaders and managers. Although volumes have been written about leadership, no agreement has been reached for a definition of the term. This paper discusses the definitions of leadership that have been put forth and the attributes and characteristics of leaders that have been identified. There are clear definitions of management and a vast number of lists of characteristics, skills and attributes of a manager. These have been provided in this paper. The differences between leadership and management and the differences between leaders and managers are presented. 1 comparison table is included. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • Differences Between Personnel Management and Human Resource Management

    This 28 page paper looks at the differences between HRM and personnel management. The writer looks to the evolution of the two disciplines, their similarities and differences, and how they may be confused. The second part of the paper then considers the different personal requirements of an individual in order to be successful international personnel manager. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Retail and the Significance of Managing Space

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of space management in the retail industry. Several stores are evaluated such as Wal Mart, Home Depot and Sears. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Corporate America Communications and Cultural Diversity

    This 10 page paper looks at cultural diversity and how it has impacted communications in the United States. Affirmative action is looked at as well. The paper argues that cultural diversity programs have failed and explores why this is the case. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • IT and KM

    This 4-page paper reviews the concept of knowledge management (KM) and discusses information technology systems and software that support this management initiative. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Australia Soft System Modeling and Rural Tourism

    This 7 page paper considers the subject of rural tourism and the problem of choosing the right channel of distribution. This paper looks at a case study in Australia; Carrick Hill, how this is marketed and the way in which soft systems modelling is well suited to this case. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Sound Management Strategy of SWA

    This 10-page paper focuses on Southwest Airlines, a company that has been quite stable during the recent period of mergers and acquisitions. The paper traces Southwest's strong performance to its management style. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Software Engineering and TQM

    A 12 page paper discussing software engineering in terms of Total Quality Management (TQM). The paper includes a brief history of TQM as well as discussion of the Deming, Juran and Crosby models, and then places software engineering within that framework. A primary feature of software engineering quality, then, is the service of assisting customers to identify all aspects of their requirements for any new product, particularly in those areas that they have not considered because they are not technically proficient in designing and producing new systems. Quality results from meeting customer expectations, which may be difficult to identify. Appropriate antidotes can be found in the Deming model of quality. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Early Management Theoretical Pioneers

    A 15 page paper comprised of two major topics: management theory and ethical corporate culture. The longer section explains and discusses the contributions of five specific early management theorists: Robert Owen who worked to reform factories and schooling in the early 1800s based on treating the employee fairly; Henry R. Towne, who is recently being given credit to his contributions to scientific management theory prior to Taylor's work and who established the first professional organization for engineers; Sun Tzu whose principles outlined in The Art of War have been correlated with management and organizational theory; Henry L. Gantt who made four major contributions including the Gantt Chart; and Hugo Munsterberg, who is called the father of industrial psychology. The second section discusses the importance of developing an ethical corporate culture. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Cultural Industries, Tensions, and Interrelationships

    This 11 page paper looks at the cultural industries in the UK. Cultural industries include a range of organisations, from museums, tourist attractions the heritage sites to theatre, film and music. This paper considers how interrelationships between the organisations may manifest, the value they can create and the pressures and tensions that will impact on the organisations and their interactions. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Stadium Security and Honeywell

    A 3 page paper discussing the need for increased stadium security and the capabilities of the Honeywell Stadium Security System. The system includes provision for fire detection, security and close-circuit television, as well as for public address voice alarm and a system for the hearing impaired. It also provides communications capabilities. Expensive at $3.9 million, it may be able to save the stadium through reduced personnel need, tighter security and lower insurance premiums. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Studies of Employee Absenteeism

    This 5 page paper looks at several studies related to employee absenteeism. Psychological reasons are explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Advertising's Subliminal Messages

    This 4 page paper discusses the use of psychology in the world of advertising. Specific examples given. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of India's Tata Consultancy Services

    This 3-page paper is an overview of India-based Tata Consultancy Services, one of the world's largest software services companies. The paper focuses on the mission on the company, the service it offers, its clientele and other factors. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Problem Solving and the Development of Teams

    This 5-page paper discusses the concept of teamwork and workplaces by using as an example a specific case study that demonstrates what happens when a team breaks down in communications. Also study and this case is the literature available on the topic, and recommendations made. Bibliography lists 5sources.

  • Employee Motivation and Budgetary Controls

    This 10 page paper considers the statement that benefits of budgetary control are outweighed by the de-motivating effects of the budget on the staff of the organization. The paper considers the role and manifestation of budgetary controls and how they interact with motivation theory. The paper utilizes the models of economic man and social man. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Environmental Protection Agency and Management Theory

    An 8 page paper discussing the political and management climate at the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA is a government agency that has overreaching authority over business operation and frequently has the final word on whether processes will be allowed. It is a political entity, however. Though it can and should use modern management techniques, its nature as a government agency keeps it grounded in classical theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Which Represents the Best Research Methodology?

    A 4 page research paper on quantitative and qualitative research methodology. The writer examines the benefits and disadvantages of each method, as well as the rationales used for favoring one type over another. This examination also shows the advantages of combining these methods so as to approach a research topic, such as risk management, in a more comprehensive manner. This examination then switches focus to the topic of risk management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Data Presentation and Methods of Statistical Evaluation

    The 7-page paper focuses on statistical evaluation methods, qualitative and quantitative techniques for collecting data and methods of how to present data once it is collected. Particular focus on is placed on the Kirkpatrick and Phillips models of data collection.

  • Cultural Understanding and Security Management

    This 10 page paper discusses the quote “A security manager can only be effective if he or she thoroughly understands the workplace culture within his or her organisation”. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • ICU Nursing Ratio Restructuring and Change Management

    A 4 page paper evaluating the possibility of restructuring the ICU to gain one-on-one nursing, using Lewin’s change theory. All health care costs continue to increase despite managed care, regulatory insurer and individual efforts to halt the spiral. The ongoing nursing shortage has meant for ICUs that they may have fewer RNs available to them and that recruiting and retention has become more costly over the past several years. Though costs are of significant importance to ICUs, quality of care remains of central focus. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Employee Handbook Creation and Project Management

    A 6 page paper. In this scenario, a consultant has been hired as project manager to prepare a manual for new personnel. The essay discusses assumptions made, then, lists content of the manual. Two other staff members are also assigned to the team, one who is responsible for gathering the needed documents and one who will design the layout for the manual. The writer identifies the critical path tasks and includes a Gantt chart. The writer then discusses contingencies and trade-offs. 1 Graphic illustration included. Tutorial notes included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Deep Change by Robert E. Quinn and Diversity Management

    This 6 page paper looks at Robert E. Quinn's book called Deep Change and applies it to the concept of diversity management. Practical applications of Quinn's theories is the focus of this paper. No additional sources cited.

  • Management in the Future

    A 4 page paper discussing the likely form of management in the future, including a discussion of the four functions of management. Success in the past has been attainable without the presence of true leadership, but achieving success without it in the future will continue to be less likely than in the past. Henry Ford’s century-old techniques are no longer viable. Today and in the future, Herb Kelleher and Jack Welch provide better models. Their companies 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 2 sources.

  • Literature Review on Change, Environment, and Culture

    This 6 page paper is a literature review on the subject of change, the environment and culture, looking at theorists including, but not limited to Michael Porter, Henry Mintzberg, Charles Handy, Nadler and Tushman, Lewin, Senge, French and Bell as well as Johnson and Scholes. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Management Defined

    A 16 page paper. Definitions of management are offered and contemporary models of management are explained. This is followed by a discussion of the four categories of management functions and the skills needed for effective management practices. Organization design is explained in terms of the mechanistic and organic perspectives, which are also compared in terms of the characteristics of each and the management style that is more often practiced in each type of organizational design. The impact of information technology is explained and discussed as are the major categories of employee motivation strategies. The paper ends with a discussion of the content. While most of the content is applicable to management in general, specific data and discussions focus on business practices in New Zealand, for example, statistical data on the proportion of firms using information technology. Data included. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 28 sources.

  • Overview of UK's Shepherd Construction

    This 5-page paper provides a SWOT analysis (strength, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) on Shepherd Construction in the UK. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Promise of Mediation by Bush and Folger

    This 11 page paper compares and contrasts two different forms of mediation--negotiation and transformative mediation--with the use of the book The Promise of Mediation. Authors argue that transformative mediation is superior to other forms. No additional sources cited.

  • Societal Marketing and Green Marketing

    A 14 page paper. For the last three decades there have been intermittent attempts at marketing campaigns that emphasize the environmental safety of products. Concern for the environment has become a common and popular theme among consumers in many regions of this world. This essay explains green marketing, the principles of green marketing, the past failures of green marketing and the different segments of green consumers. The second part of the essay discusses societal marketing, the principles of societal marketing, the movement towards sustainability and the concept of the triple bottom line, and Kotler's five societal marketing concepts for which companies should be responsible. The writer also comments on the reasons consumers became cynical about marketing campaigns promoting environmentally-safe products. Survey data are included. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Women Influenced by Shopping Malls

    This 5 page paper looks at how malls influence women to purchase items. Fashion is discussed and the cosmetics counter is also probed as well. Ideas about how the mall is different from ordinary stores and how the mannequin and all the other things in the setting do influence women and how they approach fashion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Suitable Models of Strategic Management

    The seven-page paper analyzes the assertion that strategic management theories/models tend to be relevant only two firms that are over certain size or in certain industries. The topic outlines one or two of such models, and presents a case study supporting the assertion. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Management, Organizational Structure, and National Culture

    A 14 page paper. The essay begins by defining national culture and corporate culture and how national culture influences business culture. The writer then explains the different factors that influence the national culture, such as language, class stratification, emphasis on group or individual. Hofstede's four dimensions of culture are described and used as the benchmark for determining the national culture in the U.K. and the U.S. The writer uses two companies to illustrate the relationships between and among national culture, organizational culture and management styles. The companies used are Dyson Appliance from the UK and Apple Computer from the US. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Manufacturing and TQM

    This 7-page paper discusses TQM in the context of a plan for a fictitious manufacturing company. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Examination of Earned Value Management System

    This 10-page paper offers a discussion about the Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and its effectiveness for project managers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Analyzing Martha Stewart Everyday Colors® Advertisement

    A 6 page paper analyzing a full-page advertisement appearing in the August-September, 2003 issue of Budget Living magazine. The advertisement is for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s line of Martha Stewart brand paint colors. The paper assesses the advertisement for appropriateness for the audience and effectiveness in its message, concluding that it meets both conditions. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Twenty First Century Directions for Human Resources Management

    A 3 page paper discussing some of the trends of today that promise to become commonplace in the future. HR of the future likely can be expected to look much like that of today, for the issues discussed here – diversity, participatory management, flexibility, recruiting and others – are likely to persist for some time. The ultimate goal will be to build a high-performance workforce that can change along with the needs of the business. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Human Resource Management Changes and the Reinvention of General Motors

    A 4 page paper discussing how General Motors might set about reinventing itself through its Human Resource function. The paper uses GM’s Saturn division as an example of what GM could expect to accomplish. Today it has a similar opportunity to reinvent itself, using the same concepts it experimented with in its creation of its Saturn division. Greater worker autonomy, greater transparency on the part of GM’s management and cooperation from GM’s unions all can combine to create an effective and dynamic environment in which employees are encouraged to be full contributors to and partners in the company’s purposes. GM already has accomplished this once, and recently. If it would, it could apply the lessons learned through Saturn to the whole of the GM organization. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Jonathan Ellis and Rene Tissen's The Seven Deadly Sins of Management

    A 3 page paper which examines and critiques “The Seven Deadly Sins of Management” by Jonathan Ellis and Rene Tissen. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

  • Article Review on the Trends in Sales Management

    A 3 page paper that provides a synopsis of an article entitled "Watch this channel" by Erika Rasmusson. This article focuses on information technology and the evolution of Online Marketplaces as a new distribution channel. Vertical and horizontal marketplaces are explained with examples. Certain opinions in this article are supported in articles by other authors. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Literature Review of Global Brands' Localization and Technology

    This 10-page paper provides a literature review to determine how and if technology does help localization of global brands. The paper also points out pros and cons to globalizaion versus local marketing activities. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Bolman and Deal's Theories as they relate to School Systems

    This is a 10 page paper discussing the primary management practices within the school system in the context of Bolman and Deal’s four organizational frames. Bolman and Deal’s text “Reframing Organizations” (2003) deals with the concepts of frames within the workplace which employs the “usable knowledge” available from a management perspective and also addresses the failures within organizations “due to lack of imagination”. Organizations are broken into the four conceptual “frames” of structural, human resources, political and symbolic which account for the various aspects of planning, staffing, organizing, directing and controlling within any organization. The management functions within school systems can also work within these frames as they include all of the same vital components which must be managed and maintained as within corporations. A study published by Souchet (2001) is used to show the management practices within the school system in regards to the role of a principal within a small urban setting in the Mid-Western United States. The school principal within the school setting is “also known as the middle manager and the site administrator” in organizational terms and is considered as the major managerial influence within the school as he or she must determine “whether the education is effective or ineffective, whether morale is high or low, whether the school climate is positive or negative; whether personnel are satisfied or dissatisfied; whether students achieve or don’t achieve; whether parents and the public are cooperative or uncooperative; and whether there is effective or ineffective management and leadership”. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • History and Uses of TQM

    A 4 pageoverview of the evolution of this management style. The author notesthe key players in the development of TQM and emphasizes it has evolvedover time to emphasize the human element of the industrial elements ofour business world. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Employee Benefits Package Sample

    This 8 page paper offers a sample benefits package for management and non-management employees. The writer also comments on the reasons for providing the benefit and why there is a difference in certain benefits between management/executive and non-management employees. Benefits included are health, dental, vision, paid days off, including maternity leave, family leave, new father leave, holidays, sick days, vacation days, child care, and different retirement benefits, including profit sharing and stock options. Research has shown that having a generous employee benefits package attracts talented people to work for the company and keeps them once hired. For instance, studies have shown companies can save as much or more than $75,000 per year when child care assistance is offered. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Service Quality Management and Rosenbluth Travel

    A 5 page paper discussing Ivey Case 9A95D020. Rosenbluth Travel was a leading company in its industry in 1992. It had been focused on quality for some time, but had reached a point at which it did not know how best to proceed. The paper identifies several alternatives and concludes that the company should ask its customers and “front line” workers for their input. Management should become involved only after receiving input from these two critical sources, to ensure that management gives its support to activities and efforts that will increase Rosenbluth’s value in the perspective of both customers and current employees. Otherwise, it risks placing great effort in achieving ends totally irrelevant to its customers. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Volunteer Program Success and Staffing

    This 4 page paper begins by discussing Staffing the Volunteer Program Success by Susan J. Ellis, who emphasizes the importance of hiring a person to manage and supervise the volunteer program. The essay then brings in other authors who have written on the same topic. Statistical data regarding the number of volunteers and their worth in America are included. A six-step process for managing the program is outlined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Online Shopping Analysis of Singapore's NTUC FairPrice Supermarket Website

    A 15 page report that provides an analysis of the NTUC FairPrice supermarket Online Web site. Sections of this paper include: Online Revenue Stream; Target Customers; Market Positioning; Marketing Mix (4 Ps); Web Site Design; Web Page Design; Payment Method; Security Measures; Privacy Policy. Statistical data included. 2 Tables are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • McCann Erickson's Project Implementation and Corporate Culture

    This 10 page paper looks at the ad agency McCann Erickson, its corporate culture and how it manages and implements projects. Various examples are included. The concept of corporate culture is discussed and defined. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Supplier Positions in the Cell Phone Market

    This 5 page paper examines the relative positions of the major suppliers of handsets in the cellular telephone market. The paper looks at Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Siemens, Sony-Ericsson and LG Electronics. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Software Design Systems Analysis and Ethics

    A 3 page research paper/essay that considers ethics in regards to systems analysis and software design and IT in general. The writer discusses viewpoints on ethical guidelines. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The American Market for Cable Based Telephone Service

    This 5 page paper examines the US cable telephony market, looking at the size, major competitors, existing patterns and trends, forecasts and major influences. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Overview of Information Security Management

    A 10 page paper. In today's electronic world securing information is difficult and complex. There are so many ways in which security can be breached. This essay discusses why it is important for information managers to understand the many ways information can be compromised. The essay provides some specific examples and how to prevent these types of incidents. The writer also discusses the laws that are in place regarding computer abuse. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Overview of Information Security Management

    A 10 page paper. In today's electronic world securing information is difficult and complex. There are so many ways in which security can be breached. This essay discusses why it is important for information managers to understand the many ways information can be compromised. The essay provides some specific examples and how to prevent these types of incidents. The writer also discusses the laws that are in place regarding computer abuse. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Job Candidates' Assessment

    This 4 page paper uses a case study provided by the student to construct and use a matrix to assess three candidates for a job. The way the categories and weighting are chosen his shown and the matrix is included. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Appraisals of Work Performance and Employee Satisfaction

    A 6 page paper that discusses some of the reasons performance appraisal systems fail to do what they are supposed to do. Research identifying the factors related to the employee's level of satisfaction with the performance appraisal process are reported. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

  • Pharmaceutical Industry, Prices, Returns, and Generic Drugs Competition

    This 14 page paper examines the way in which prices of branded drugs, and the related profit they create for the pharmaceutical companies, is impacted when patents expire and the branded drugs have to compete with generic products. The paper considers how the law of supply and demand manifests in this market where an increase in supply does result in a reduction of prices and to what extent this occurs. The paper also looks at the US Hatch-Waxman Act which was introduced to decrease the barriers of entry for the generic drugs whilst the patent periods were extended. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Cable Telephony Services of Time Warner Cable

    This 5 page paper examines the cable telephony services of Time Warner Cable a division of the AOL Time Warner. The paper looks at the development of these services when competing with local telephone companies and how the introduction of VoIP services may help push forward cable telephone services for the company. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Management Aspects

    This 5 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper defines and describes four functions of management; planning, organization, leadership and control. The second part of the paper discusses which of these will be most important and how e-commerce has impacted on these aspects. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Characteristics of New Public Management

    This 7 page paper examines the criticisms that were made of the traditional approach to public administration looking at the inherent weaknesses in the older systems. The paper then discusses the key characteristics of the term New Public Management (NPM). The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Harassment in the Workplace

    8 pages in length. Internal issues have made it consistently more difficult for women to work their way up the company ladder and escape the lingering element of workplace harassment. Because corporate America is essentially a white man's world, it has been extremely difficult for women to break the mold and be accepted for their talents, while at the same time fend off unsolicited – and gratuitous – harassment. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Conflict Management, Negotiation, and Cultural Differences

    A 14 page paper. As businesses continue to expand globally, the ability to negotiate and resolve conflict in different cultures successfully becomes essential to success. This essay discusses how culture affects conflict management and business negotiations. The four approaches to researching this topic are outlined as are different ways of understanding culture and how those approaches can interfere with communication and conflict management. Specific examples of how company managers in other cultures approach conflict management are provided. For example, U.S. managers often approach conflict as competition while many Asian managers either try to avoid conflict or try to compromise. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Harvard Case Study on Shell's Sustainable Development

    A 5 page paper based on a Harvard Case Study. This writer identifies problems from the case study and offers alternative solutions. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Tool of Earned Value Management

    This 17 page paper examines the tool of Earned Value Management (EVM). The paper considers what it is, how it works, the data requirements, how the systems are created, the way earned value is generated and presented, how the data can be used and where and when EVM should be used. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Types of Management Projects

    A 7 page paper that discusses some of the many ways in which different industries use project management techniques. The essay begins with some data about how the field of project management has grown over the decades and the need for project management in today's marketplace. The essay then goes on to report how project management strategies are being used in four different industries. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Bridgewater Castings and Strategic Decision Making

    A 7 page paper discussing the state of business for this manufacturer of cast iron wood-burning stoves. Seven specific questions address management accounting and strategy issues to conclude that Bridgewater should not presently drop one of its two products, but rather seek out methods of making the under-performing product more profitable. The paper suggests that it develop innovations presently not offered by competitors to be able to profit from first-mover advantage as it now enjoys with the product it plans to retain. Otherwise it will be facing the same situation when competitors begin offering similar products. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Project Management Programs Advantages and Disadvantages

    The use of project management software programmes, such as MS Project, is increasing in popularity. This 11 page paper loos at why this may be occurring by examined both the advantages and benefits of using this type of software as well as the potential disadvantages or weaknesses. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Questions on Information Technology Acquisitions

    This 4 page paper looks at different aspects of Information technology acquisitions. In five parts the paper considers the alignment of company and IT strategy, the value of The U.S. General Services Administration (GAS) contracts for IT purchases within US federal agencies, reducing ongoing IT acquisition costs, methods of evaluating acquisitions and the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing IT functions. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Workplace and Sexual Harassment Prevention

    A 20 page paper discussing prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. The issue of sexual harassment is one that no organization can afford to dismiss in today’s business environment. Companies must ensure that they adequately protect themselves from legal action on the part of employees, but the matter extends well beyond that point. Business is more competitive than at any other time, and organizations of all sizes need to gain full benefit from all of their employees. They cannot achieve that end in an atmosphere in which a portion of the workforce is marginalized or forced to choose between working in a hostile environment or finding another job. Formal policy statements are necessary, as is regular, ongoing training. The most influential factor in preventing sexual harassment, however, is strong, clear management support. Businesses that set out to eradicate sexual harassment will find that their workers enjoy better morale and are more productive. Includes one chart and one table. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Coca Cola and Employee Performance Management

    This 14 page paper evaluates the performance management systems of a well known company; Coca-Cola. The paper is written with reference to managing employee performance measurement in practice how it is performed and the way this practice relates to theory. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Logistics Industry and Automotive Inbound Material Transport Collaboration

    This 20 page paper examines the way that problems currently facing the many industries, including the automotive industry, regarding the inbound logistics. Increasing costs and inefficiencies are reducing profits for the carriers and sellers and increasing costs for the buyers, while many lorries travel empty on the roads. This paper considers how these inefficiencies are being tackled. The paper concentrates on the automotive industry and how the efficiencies can be enhanced in Europe. The paper includes initiatives such as the European Logistics Users Providers and Enablers Group (ELUPEG). The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Change Management and the Fictitious Ryanair Corporation

    This 15-page paper focuses on the CEO of Ryanair (a fictitious corporation) and how this organziation can and should manage change implementation.

  • Evaluating UK Fire and Rescue Service's Disability and Race Policy

    This 16 page paper considers the way in which the fire service in the UK can be seen in terms of fairness and equality. The paper looks the presence of ethnic minorities and also at the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 after a long period of exemption for the uniformed services. The way in which this is applied to the fire service and rescue service is examined and the interaction with other safety legislation is also considered. Special attention is paid to the inclusion of dyslexia as a disability. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Product Life Cycle of VADs Ventricular Assist Devices Product Life Cycle

    A 6 page paper discussing where ventricular assistive devices (VADs) currently reside on the product life cycle curve; what factors are likely to affect their growth; and how long producers can expect the product to be an active contributor to revenues. Recently approved by the FDA as an artificial heart, VADs are poised to become an end-goal product rather than only a bridge buying time until a heart can be found for transplant. The paper discusses costs and what producers can expect to gain from VADs over the next several years. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Common Management Information Protocol and Simple Network Management Protocol

    This 17 page paper looks at Simple Network Management Protocol also known as SNMP and Common Management Information Protocol also known as CMIP are both alternatives that can be used in network management. Both of these systems have advantages and disadvantages. This paper considers why Simple Network Management Protocol is not the ideal system for network management and how Common Management Information Protocol may resolve many of these issue, but also has some additional problems, such as increase use of overhead resources and increased complexity and also examines the functionality of CMIP. The paper presents two case studies to illustrate the way that CMIP is of great benefit to the telecommunication industry, but is of limited benefit to other industries. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • William Langewiesche and Niccolo Machiavelli on Management Style

    This 5 page paper examines management style according to Machiavelli and also according to author William Langewiesche. Neither book is explicitly about management. Yet, management style is gleaned from the information contained in the two works. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Singer and Business Mogul Madonna

    This 19 page paper consider the case of the well-known singer Madonna and looks at how business sense has allowed a singer develop a multimillion dollar international business organisation. The paper looks at the development of the businesses within the music industry environment considering the use of strategy, differentiation and product lifecycle influences. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • British Airways and Iceland Air's E-Commerce Ventures

    This 8 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at the web sites for Iceland Air and British Airways and assesses them for cultural sensitivity and ease of navigation. The second part of the paper performs a PEST analysis, looking at the political, economic, social and technological influences on airlines with specific reference to their use of e-commerce and the internet. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Smyth Printing and Ecommerce

    A 6 page paper discussing the planning process that Smyth Printing should undertake in preparation for designing and implementing an e-commerce addition to the business. The paper discusses system (whether manual or automated) analysis; identifying all that the company would want from an e-commerce application; and the most cost effective way of going about achieving its goals. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Long Term Prospects for Customer Relationship Management

    This 14 page paper examines customer relationship management and critically analyse how the marketer can prevent the demise of customer relationship management in the future. Evaluating this with examples how to sustain the credibility of relationship marketing for the customer. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Music and Sex

    This 19 page paper begins with a general introduction of the use of sex in advertising, per se. The author then reports the way sex has been used in the music industry, including some of today's rappers moving into making porn movies. Britney Spears and others are used as examples of performers who began with an image of wholesomeness and transitioned into a very different image. Examples from Russia and Japan demonstrate that using sex to sell music is not and American phenomenon. Does sex really sell music? The jury is out. Consider the fact that while sales in the industry dropped by 3 percent in one year, sales in the Christian and gospel arena rose by over 13 percent in that same year. The author presents a discussion that includes comments from those who believe sex sells, e.g., even a classical label used sex to sell one artist's classical music, and those who believe it is not working at all. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Electronic and Physical Best Buy Stores

    A 6 page paper comparing the virtual and physical shopping experience and benefits for the company, using Best Buy as the example. The virtual and physical stores are great complements for each other. They each have their strengths and each contributes to the company’s overall success. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Studies in Nursing Leadership

    A 4 page paper reviewing two studies focusing on management style in nursing. Autocracy has no place among nurses at any level, particularly in levels of senior management. As the entire health care industry continues to grow and evolve, appropriate leadership style is critical to the overall success of departments and organizations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Production of Sportswear Manufacturing

    A 3 page paper assessing the production process at a sportswear manufacturer for the purpose of doubling output in the most efficient manner possible. The individual examining the production process also is considering buying the business. The paper concludes that production can be doubled with the addition of 3 employees and 4 machines. Includes diagrams of current and proposed process flow. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • SWOT Analysis of Mercury International Ltd.

    This 3 page paper provides a SWOT analysis for this case study based on information submitted by a student. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Mobile Women's Wellness Center Marketing Plan

    A 15 page marketing plan for a new concept in women's health care. WomensHealth is a startup women's wellness center providing service primarily from a mobile office that will travel to office buildings, factories, malls and anywhere there is a concentration of women needing fast and affordable access to basic health care as well as to a wide variety of health care screening tests. WomensHealth will conduct individual patient education sessions with women, and will hold classes for small groups. PowerPoint® presentation available. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Global Outsourcing

    5 pages of the text content of a 13-slide PowerPoint® presentation (available) on outsourcing. There are four slides each on Global outsourcing, alternatives to outsourcing and outsourcing to insourcing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Global Outsourcing

    5 pages of the text content of a 13-slide PowerPoint® presentation (available) on outsourcing. There are four slides each on Global outsourcing, alternatives to outsourcing and outsourcing to insourcing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • HHH Strategic Plan

    A 24 page paper presenting a strategic plan for a home health and hospice provider of nursing care. HHH stands poised to enter a phase of growth that was not envisioned at the time of its founding. All of health care is in flux and continues to evolve. Even though there have been many changes in recent years that have led to increased need for home health care, it is likely that changes occurring in the industry in the future will add to that need as well. These changes added to the fact that the first of the baby boomers only now are entering retirement age indicate that demand for the services that HHH offers will increase dramatically in less than five years' time. The company has the option of remaining as it is, but if it is to grow with the industry and be able to take advantage of increased demand for home health and hospice services, it must plan for future growth in the present time. An accompanying PowerPoint® presentation is available. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • A Sector Matrix and a Production Chain Compared

    This 9 page paper examines Gereffi’s production chain and compares and contrasts to the concept of a sector matrix as proposed by Froud, looking at the similarities and different and the way they may each be applied. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Gold Mine Selling

    A 3 page paper in two parts. The first considers the present value of a gold mine expected to be exhausted in two years' time; the second addresses the issue of whether the bonds of GM or Cisco Systems are the more attractive. It appears that GM is doggedly clinging to being what it wants to be, rather than providing products its customers truly want. Cisco is expanding its traditional reach without abandoning its traditional markets, and finding positive results. Cisco is the better choice for bond purchase. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Team Strategy Formation and the Film Ocean's Twelve

    This is a 3 page paper which relates the concepts of team development - forming, storming, norming, preforming, and transforming to the film, Ocean's Twelve. The bibliography has 2 sources.

  • The Vitamin and Supplement Market In Belgium

    A 5 page paper that discusses the vitamin market in Belgium. The writer comments on the attractiveness of the Belgian market, provides demographic data and comments on the reluctance of Belgians to self-medicate. A specific product, VitaPlen is discussed in terms of the appropriate target market. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Powerful Radio and Television Advertising

    A 14 page overview of the power of advertising. Concentrating on television and radio advertisements the author emphasizes the tendency of advertisers to target emotion, cultural affiliation, and even gender to persuade the audience to buy a product. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • A Sample Dissertation on Low Cost Irish and UK Airlines

    This 41 page paper is an in-depth annotated bibliography prepared for a dissertation investigating low cost airlines in Ireland and the UK and potential future strategies. The bibliography lists 55 sources which range from generic strategy reference books to academic papers and articles and news articles and case studies concerning companies such as British Airways, RyanAir, EasyJet and the first airline company to follow a low cost strategy; Southwest Airlines. The sources are summarised and their usefulness assessed. The paper contains 55 sources.

  • Atlantico and River Beverages Accounting

    A 7 page paper discussing budgeting processes at River Beverages and at Atlantico. River Beverages strives to gain a high degree of accuracy, incorporating many unnecessary steps in the process and holding production managers accountable for the performance of non-production departments (i.e., sales). Atlantico's approach is only to "do even better next year," costing it the possibility of price breaks and more effective use of available labor. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • GE in Top Ten of Fortune 500

    An 8 page paper discussing the only company appearing in the top 10 of the Fortune 500 that also is the most admired company in 2006, for the sixth time in a decade. It seems clear that leadership style is most responsible for the positive benefits and results that GE gains each year. It is open but demanding, exacting but forgiving. It prefers failure over inaction. It focuses on bottom-line results but places people at a higher level of value than any other aspect of the business, relying on its people to carry the company through change after change. PowerPoint presentation available. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • GE in Top Ten of Fortune 500

    An 8 page paper discussing the only company appearing in the top 10 of the Fortune 500 that also is the most admired company in 2006, for the sixth time in a decade. It seems clear that leadership style is most responsible for the positive benefits and results that GE gains each year. It is open but demanding, exacting but forgiving. It prefers failure over inaction. It focuses on bottom-line results but places people at a higher level of value than any other aspect of the business, relying on its people to carry the company through change after change. PowerPoint presentation available. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Management and the Australian Company Macmillan Distribution Services

    This 9 page paper examines the role and importance of warehousing and inventory control and management and the transportations and distribution arrangements for the Australian company Macmillan Distribution services. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Market Plan for Kent's Organic Food

    This 10 page paper is written as a report for a consortium of organic farmers in Kent who have a limited budget but want to market their brand of organic foods nationally. The paper outlines an approach and then considers the target market and the media that should be utilised to meet the goals and stay within the budget. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Fictional CD Store Saving

    A 10 page paper describing changes in the recorded music industry and providing a business strategy for a fictional CD store for the next five years. Midland Music is a regional music retailer chain in the Southeast. It is left with six stores after closing two of its worst-performing local stores. The industry is in flux and promises that in five years' time it may bear little resemblance to the music industry of the past, particularly as iPods become more common and more customers opt for single-track downloads rather than purchasing CDs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Frozen Foods Industry and Energy Conservation

    This 3 page paper traces trends in energy conservation that could be applied to the frozen foods industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Learning Organization Creation

    This 17 page paper considers the way in which an company may change and develop into a learning organisation. The paper starts by defining what is meant by a learning organisation along with the benefits and the barriers. The paper then looks at how the transformation could take place. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • AboutCountry Web Survey

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of a survey at AboutCountry, a WEB site. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Real Estate Market of Lebanon

    This 4 page paper examines the property market in Lebanon. This includes the patterns of development, rises in property prices and the average cost of real estate in 2006 as well as looking at the major development companies. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Strategic Management and Trust Relationships

    This is a 24 page proposal for a research study. The paper includes: an introduction, purpose, theoretical base, methodology, questionnaires and conclusion. The essay discusses strategic management processes, including planning and implementation, and the role of trust or confidence in the organization. 3 Questionnaires are included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • 4 Articles on Employment Security Reviewed

    10 pages in length. The writer discusses four articles pertaining to job security. No additional sources cited.

  • Overview of Intercultural Communications

    This 3 page paper discusses intercultural communication: what it is, what problems it entails, and how these issues can be resolved. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Definition of Logical Fallacies and Their Types

    A 4 page research paper that examines and discusses several types of fallacies. The term "fallacy" refers to errors in logical thinking that can be found in argumentative language (Haskins). This examination of this topic looks at three logical fallacies and how these errors in logic relate to the processes of critical thinking, and how its application can be found within the decision making process. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Marketing and the Hierarchy of Needs of Abraham Maslow

    This 3 page paper uses two examples from real life to demonstrate how advertisers get people to purchase things. Psychology is employed in the analysis. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A look at the Hotel Mini Bar

    This 11 page paper looks at the company called Bartech. Specifications for its mini-bar are relayed. The value of having these in hotels is also contemplated. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Positive and Negative Aspects of Fast Food Restaurants

    This 3 page paper discusses the pros and cons of fast food restaurants. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Home Health and Hospice Company Business Requirement Analysis

    A 10 page paper discussing two identified IT needs at HHH, a home health and hospice company. One of the needs is for automated HR services to provide self-service HR; the other is the addition of laptops, printers and a wireless network so that visiting nurses can reinforce patient education with printed information that patients can use as references after the nurse leaves. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Home Health and Hospice Company Business Requirement Analysis

    A 10 page paper discussing two identified IT needs at HHH, a home health and hospice company. One of the needs is for automated HR services to provide self-service HR; the other is the addition of laptops, printers and a wireless network so that visiting nurses can reinforce patient education with printed information that patients can use as references after the nurse leaves. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Sainsbury, Competition, and UK Supermarket Industry Loyalty

    This 30 page paper looks at the way loyalty is gained and retained by supermarkets in the UK grocery sector with the aim of helping J Sainsbury gain market share. The paper presents a literature review looking at loyalty schemes including a section that consider how and why Tesco has been able to gain higher levels of loyalty than other supermarkets. The paper then presents some potential primary research identifying the way loyalty is maintained. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Dell Computer Pop Up Ad Design

    In this 12 page paper, the writer was asked to focus on Dell using a pop-up ad on the Internet. The writer begins by describing the intrusiveness of pop-up ads. This theme carries through the paper. The essay includes the objectives of the ad, expected results, costs of Internet advertising, where to place the ad, checking results and adjusting the ad and several other issues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Bullying in the Workplace

    This 4 page paper discusses workplace bullying, and constructs a fictional scenario to explore the issues surrounding it. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Indian Real Estate Corporate Merger Proposal

    This 5 page paper examines the real estate market in India. A proposal is made regarding which firms might be successful by merging. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Taking a Cruise to Puerto Rico

    A 23 page marketing plan for a weekend-length cruise route between Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands. It is the mission of the venture to increase tourism in Puerto Rico, enabling each country to take advantage of its neighbor's tourist trade. The ultimate goal is that weekend cruise visitors will note the surroundings and accommodations, and return for on-land visits in the future. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Promoting Weekend Cruise to Puerto Rico

    A 6 page paper containing slide contents and speaker notes for a 12-slide PowerPoint presentation promoting the addition of weekend cruises between Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands. The presentation has many pictures from Puerto Rico. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Promoting Weekend Cruise to Puerto Rico

    A 6 page paper containing slide contents and speaker notes for a 12-slide PowerPoint presentation promoting the addition of weekend cruises between Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands. The presentation has many pictures from Puerto Rico. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Nonprofit Organization's High Power Board of Directors Creation

    A 4 page paper on strategies in forming a high-power Board for a nonprofit organization. Whether the organization is nonprofit or for-profit, the role of the Board of Directors is largely the same: governing the organization. Ultimately, those with greatest policy experience are the most likely choices in creating a high-powered, effective Board. Those lacking executive private-sector business experience can learn to overcome that detriment. It is much more difficult to overcome policy-making deficiencies than business deficiencies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Physical Evidence and Marketing Services

    For a business to succeed marketing is very important For services marketing is harder as the intangible nature of the output means there is not a physical product to sell. The 10 paper is a proposal for research to assess how important it is for marketers to provide ‘physical evidence’ for the claims they make about services. Many theorists have argued that the need for evidence is very important and looking at service companies such as Singapore Airlines it is perceptions rather than proven quality such as ISO marks that is important when gaining customers. The paper suggests primary research that could be undertaken to assess how important different types of evidence influence the purchase decision and gives a timetable for the research over 13 weeks. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Exconom Expansion

    A 3 page consultant's proposal to research likely targets for expansion of Exconom, an excavating company in Singapore that uses tunnel-free technology for cabling and piping infrastructure needs. Exconom's management is hesitant to expand at all, so the consultant offers a proposal for supplying information on other ASEAN nations as well as China as likely targets for Exconom's expansion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Cingular Wireless and Diversity Audit

    An 8 page paper providing a diversity audit of Cingular Wireless. The company gained a "Baloney Alert" from DiversityInc Magazine in 2002 but has improved to the point of gaining 10th place on the magazine's Top 10 companies for diversity in 2006, and first place for Hispanics. It appears that Cingular Wireless is on the right path but has not reached any particular milestone in its quest for optimal diversity of its workforce. There are no specific, overt problems evident on a superficial level, but there may be deeper ones that the company will need to address soon. Certainly winning a space in DiversityInc's Top 10 will serve to ensure that diversity remains a point of focus. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Nestle's KitKat Candy Bar Marketing

    This 3 page paper looks at how Nestle market 2 finger and 4 finger Kitkat bars and why the marketing for the two variations is separated. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Overview of Diversity Management

    A 3 page paper that begins by defining diversity broadly and explaining what managing diversity means. Obstacles to managing diversity are discussed, such as some common stereotypes, and other factors that act as obstacles. The advantages of a diverse workforce and of effectively managing diversity are discussed.

  • A Career Path as a Marketing Manager

    This 14 page paper looks at the career of a marketing manager. The paper is written in three parts. The first part looks at the role, qualifications and skills needed as well as general background information. The second part considers the labour market conditions for the chosen career and the third part of the paper uses a SWOT analysis to consider the students plan to pursue a career in marketing management. The paper is written with specific reference to the UK, but most aspects are valid internationally. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • The Development of Career Models based on Existing Theory

    This 4 page paper looks at different career models including the Protean Career model and Boundryless Career model and then looks at the ENFP personality type under the Myers-Briggs test, looking at their characteristics and considering what type of job the would be good at. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Absolute Advantage, Comparative Advantage and Opportunity Cost

    This 3 page paper looks at the concepts of absolute advantage in comparative advantage comparing and contrasting the two. The paper then defines and discusses opportunity cost and considers the way in which this is seen with in international trade theory. The bibliography cites for sources.

  • Tambrands; Marketing Case Study

    This 4 page paper examines the marketing case study of Tambrands; manufactures of Tampax. The paper looks the wisdom of the company becoming part of the Proctor and Gamble Corporation and the way in which advertising has taken place in different markets with different levels of resistance to tampon products. The bibliography cites one source.

  • Marketing Tobacco Products; The Ethical Issues

    This 4 page paper considers a case study supplied by the student. The case looks at the marketing of tobacco products by US companies to developing countries and considers whether this may be as ethical taking into consideration a range of outcomes including social and economic. The paper also discusses whether it would be right to prevent tobacco companies from marketing despite selling a legal product. The bibliography cites one source.

  • McDonald's and Obesity; A Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at the problems faced by McDonald's and its’ association with unhealthy food and obesity. Answering questions set by the student paper discusses the problems of using a cartoon character to advertise to children, the potential of a law banning fast food advertising to children, whether or not advertising should be banned even if obesity rates in children are not falling in countries which have a ban in place and the problem is that the company has faced in the UK trying to overcome its unhealthy image. The paper ends with some commendations for a short-term and long-term strategy. The paper is based on a case study provided by the student

  • Business Contract Law - Case Study

    An 8 page paper based on a scenario provided by the student. The case involved thermostats. The company has exclusive distributor contracts in different countries for their Celsius thermostat with a faceplate instead of decals. A person representing himself as an exporter assures the thermostats will be going to the Middle East but they start showing up in the Netherlands undercutting that distributor. The essay discusses the elements of an enforceable contract, breach of contract, the facts of the case and how they relate to different legal issues, the value of oral agreements and more. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Case Study: Bob Marsh and Cooper Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    This 3 page paper summarizes Bob Marsh’s case, states what might have been done and why, and answers the question, how could this happen to someone like Marsh in a company like CPI? Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Kudler Fine Foods Case Study; Legal Issues

    This 8 page paper examines the case study supplied by the student. A business has to make some decisions with legal implications. The paper examines the business issues in terms of the legal environment. The first part of the paper considers the implications of making layoffs, the second part of the paper looks at whether it be wise to enter into written contracts and some suppliers, the third part of the paper discusses potential product-liability is in the sale of organic food and the last part of the paper outlines some legal considerations when hiring staff. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • The Importance of Effective Selection and Recruitment

    This 8 page paper looks at the importance of effective selection and recruitment strategies. The paper outlines benefits and costs associated recruitment and considers the way in which recruitment should fit in with the overall strategy of the company. Effective recruitment is examined in the context of different organisational approaches the paper goes on to look at the different talks which may be used to help create an effective selection and recruitment strategy. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • The Marketing of Nokia and Sony Ericsson in the United Arab Emirates

    This 22 page paper looks at the way in which the cellular phone equipment company's Nokia and Sony Ericsson are marketing their core products; cellular handsets, within United Arab Emirates. The paper looks at the telecommunications industry in the UAE and the background of the companies before considering the way in which they are competing, including the positioning of the companies, the prices, the products, the promotions, the target markets and target market profiles. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Lawrence Sports Inc.; Executive Summary

    This 3 page paper is an executive summary for a case study supplied by the student. The case concerned a Lawrence Sports Inc., a company facing a cash flow problem due to the lack of working capital management. The bibliography cites two sources.

  • Assessment Three Cinema Websites Using Nielsen's 10 Heuristics

    This 27 page paper examines three cinema websites which markets the cinema and encourage ticket sales. The three websites assessed in terms of their target population and the way they are presented with reference to Neilson's 10 usability heuristics. The cinemas chosen for the assessment the Odeon, Vue and a small independent called Palace Cinema. The websites assessed the UK websites for the cinema. The bibliography cites eight sources.

  • Gretchen Fox And Fox Relocation Management Corp

    A 5 page paper that presents a profile of the company and of its founder. The essay discusses the company's growth and success and its strengths, which include a collaborative culture. The writer comments that weaknesses, if any, are not apparent and ends with comments about the company's future. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • McDonald's in China; SWOT, PEST and Porters Five Forces Analysis

    This 8 page paper examines McDonald's in China. The paper presents a SWOT analysis examining the strengths, weaknesses opportunities and threats; a PEST analysis looking at the political, economic, social and technological influences; and finally a Porter's Five Forces analysis discussing the current competitors, the threat of new entrants, the power over buyers and suppliers and the power substitutes. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Exporting U.S. Wines to China

    This 10 page paper explores the feasibility of exporting wines from the U.S. to China, and argues that despite some potential difficulties in such technicalities as labeling and distribution, the market potential, plus the growing Chinese consumption of wine, makes the project attractive. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Cerner Corporation - Training Analysis

    A 9 page paper. The essay includes a Table of Contents and Executive Summary. The main paper is divided into six sections that provide a background of the company and its mission, sales, employees, discussion of current employees, existing training and career development programs, the company's ranking in turnover and training, training interventions recommended, the cost of training and how it will be evaluated. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Volkswagen Eos; Marketing Case Study

    This 10 page paper examines the case of Volkswagen and their new convertible car; the Eos. The paper presents an outline marketing plan including an assessment of the current market position of the car, a SWOT analysis, a potential marketing strategy and action plan and control measures. Following the outline marketing plan the paper suggests two attract marketing segments on the West Coast of America and proposes an alternative market coverage strategy. The bibliography cites five sources.

  • Weber and Taylor on Management Theory

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of a POWERPOINT presentation on the concepts of Weber and Taylor and their views of management. This paper outlines the specific material for each slide and the notes that can be used to describe what is on the slides. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Statistical Analysis of Sales Figures

    This 5 page paper is written in 2 parts and is based on the case study provided by the student. The first part of the paper describes the way in which least-squares regression analysis has been used to project the demand for individual goods based on historical data provided to the last 4 years and then goes on to give an overview on the total projected demand for the company as a whole looking at the general trends. The second part of the paper is made up of four Microsoft PowerPoint slides that accompany the text. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • A Business Plan for Wal-Mart

    This 27 page paper presents a business plan for Wal-Mart with the aim of helping Wal-Mart become a learning organisation. The paper starts with some background to the organisation; an examination of the organisational issues and problems and the potential solutions. The paper then presents a plan to implement the change looking at how and why the solution of becoming a learning organization will benefit the company and how the change may be introduced and managed. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

  • AT&T Dallas Works Case

    This 8 page paper examines the case study provided by the student. The right identifies problems exist with the case which include resistance to change, a poor employment relationship, low levels of motivation and potentially presents a survivor's guilt. The relevant theories are discussed and the implementation of potential solutions is outlined. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Choosing a Promotion for Piggy Bank

    A 3 page paper discussing the focus of a promotion offering cash back on credit card purchases made with a Piggy Bank credit card. Choices are to offer incentives at traditional retailers or limit the incentives to online sales. The paper recommends choosing traditional retail because its growth is slower and more predictable, allowing the bank to enter the promotion with a better sense of what the total cost will be. A 9-slide PowerPoint presentation is available. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Choosing a Promotion for Piggy Bank

    A 3 page paper discussing the focus of a promotion offering cash back on credit card purchases made with a Piggy Bank credit card. Choices are to offer incentives at traditional retailers or limit the incentives to online sales. The paper recommends choosing traditional retail because its growth is slower and more predictable, allowing the bank to enter the promotion with a better sense of what the total cost will be. A 9-slide PowerPoint presentation is available. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Amazon.com Case Study

    This 6 page paper answers specific questions regarding Amazon and its market. The questions include consideration of how or why Amazon have been a successful online retailer, whether or not Amazon customers also use other sites to shop for books and CDs, what aspects of customer services have aided Amazons development, why high turnover does not necessarily result in higher profits, the differences between an online and a bricks and mortar experience and the potential problems Amazon.com may face as they continue to expand their product ranges. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Amazon.com Case Study

    This 6 page paper answers specific questions regarding Amazon and its market. The questions include consideration of how or why Amazon have been a successful online retailer, whether or not Amazon customers also use other sites to shop for books and CDs, what aspects of customer services have aided Amazons development, why high turnover does not necessarily result in higher profits, the differences between an online and a bricks and mortar experience and the potential problems Amazon.com may face as they continue to expand their product ranges. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • GM Powertrain Harvard Case Study

    A 5 page paper. This case study is set in 1997 when a new plant manager is faced with numerous issues. The subtitles include: brief history of company, competitive and business environments, problems in the case, options and recommendation. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • Populations Services International Marketing Case Study

    This three page paper examines aim marketing case study supplied by the student. Population Services International (PSI) has been employed to market the Raja condoms and Maya contraceptive pill in Bangladesh. The sale of the condom is has been successful, but the Maya pills have been less successful. The paper considers why there have been difficulties in marketing than and suggests a new strategy to improve sales. The bibliography cites two sources.

  • Populations Services International Marketing Case Study

    This three page paper examines aim marketing case study supplied by the student. Population Services International (PSI) has been employed to market the Raja condoms and Maya contraceptive pill in Bangladesh. The sale of the condom is has been successful, but the Maya pills have been less successful. The paper considers why there have been difficulties in marketing than and suggests a new strategy to improve sales. The bibliography cites two sources.

  • Inventory Control at Toyota

    Toyota is credited with developing the just-in-time inventory management this 5 page paper examines the inventory management systems used at Toyota, the way they are implemented along with the advantages and disadvantages associated with the systems that they use. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Nike; Computerized Interviewing Process Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at a computerized interview system used by Nike and answers four questions assessing the advantages and disadvantages of the system, whether or not there are any potential equal employment opportunity issues, looking at the way the system was perceived as public relations as well as recruitment, and finally considering the way that the system may be improved. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • What Is Strategic Human Resource Management?

    This 10 page paper considers what is meant by the term strategic human resource management (HRM). The paper discusses the importance of HRM, considers the different approaches to HRM and the way they may be used, the benefits of the different approaches and the ways in which they can be strategically applied. The discussion includes subjects such as Taylor and scientific management, the human relations school, motivation theory, the matching model and the resource-based view. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • EDC and SLK Case Study

    This 7 page paper looks at case supplied by the student. EDC, a non-profit making organisation is outsourcing its information technology functions with an offshore company. The paper answer several questions regarding off shoring including how best practice was seen in the case, key success factor is, the potential differences between for-profit and not-for-profit organisations and the way a decision concerning off shoring may be undertaken. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Apple; Background and SWOT Analysis

    This 11 page paper examines Apple Inc. The first part of the paper looks at the background of the company and its development. The second part of the paper discusses the position of the company in late 2007 and performs a SWOT analysis to examine the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that the company faces. The paper ends by presenting potential strategies which may help the company grow in the future. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • New Coke: Marketing Flop

    4 pages in length. Diversity is a critical component to any company's continued success; without the benefit of change, organizations cannot expect to remain competitive within their own industries. However, there is a fine line between reinventing an already popular product within acceptable consumer boundaries and completely altering the product so it is wholly unidentifiable. The Coca-Cola company crossed over this line when they introduced the ill-fated New Coke in response to Pepsi's many offshoot products. The extent to which consumers shunned New Coke is both grand and far-reaching; that the manufacturer was compelled to bring back original Coke a mere seventy-nine days after New Coke's release (McGregor et al, 2006) speaks to a marketing faux pas that should have been realized long before New Coke ever progressed beyond the proverbial drawing board. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Business Law Questions

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of three business law questions, one about the types of negotiations, one about a sports case, and another about manufacturer warrantees.

  • Assessing Employee Motivation; Research Proposal

    This 18 page paper is a proposal to assess the level of employee motivations with a company or organization. The paper sets out the purpose of the research and the research question along with justification. This is followed by an in-depth literature review and the proposal of a research design and methodology. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • The Philippines As a Potential Business Destination

    This 5 page paper examines the Philippines a potential business destination. The paper starts by examining the economy of the Philippines; its’ performance, its’ structure and its’ trade patterns, the nearby economies of Malaysia and China are also outlined. The paper then considers some of the potential issues management may face with setting up a business in the Philippines including the cultural differences. The bibliography cites eight sources.

  • Ethical Case Study; Is It Ethical for an Employee to Use Work Time for a Personal Projects?

    This 9 page paper discusses the ethics concerning an IT professional who has used the slack time at work to write a program for personal use. The program is to identify undervalued stocks on the stock market so that the employee can purchase them. The employee has made personal gains. The paper looks at the situation from a range of ethical perspectives including consequentialism, deontological theories and principilism to determine whether the employee has acted ethically or unethically. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Ethical Case Study; Is It Ethical for an Employee to Use Work Time for a Personal Projects?

    This 9 page paper discusses the ethics concerning an IT professional who has used the slack time at work to write a program for personal use. The program is to identify undervalued stocks on the stock market so that the employee can purchase them. The employee has made personal gains. The paper looks at the situation from a range of ethical perspectives including consequentialism, deontological theories and principilism to determine whether the employee has acted ethically or unethically. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Change at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria

    This 26 page paper considers the subject of change management and how it has been applied in the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission. The paper starts with an introduction, aims and methods and a justification for the research. This is followed by an in-depth literature review regarding change management, looking at a range of change models and approaches to managing change. After a brief consideration of the role and structure of the CAC the organisation is examined in terms of the way change has been undertaken with recommendation made for future change management. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Caribou Coffee

    This 35 page paper examines the second largest coffee house company in the US, follower to Starbucks. The company has had a difficult few years; the paper undertakes an in-depth analysis looking at the company its mission and values as well as its products. An environmental analysis is conducted used in order to formulate and proposes a strategy to help the company move forward. Goals and implementation plans are presented along with a financial forecast for the plan. The paper includes a 6 slide PowerPoint presentation. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • World Wildlife Fund Marketing Plan

    A 10 page marketing plan for the World Wildlife Fund, targeting corporate members and school teachers in the United States. The plan seeks to gain new members and corporate sponsorship totaling $6.25 million on a $400,000 investment. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Coca-Cola Production Costs

    A 4 page paper answering several production costs questions and using Coca-Cola as the reference company. Questions address production costs; supply chain management; and the production possibility frontier. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • CASE STUDY ANALYSIS: LEAN MANUFACTURING

    This 4-page paper covers the socioethical remedies necessary for promotiong lean manufacturing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • BUSINESS TOOL TEMPLATES: AN ANALYSIS

    This 3-page paper is an analysis of various business intelligence tools, offering the idea that the tools are good for numbers-crunching.

  • Lenovo; Marketing Strategy Analysis

    This 5 page paper looks at the case of Lenovo, the purchaser of IBM's PC division. The marketing strategy of the Chinese company that trades in China under the name Legend is examined. The paper is provided on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Do Management Theories Develop As Management Problems Arise?

    This 6 page paper considers the way that management theories have evolved over time and considers why and how they develop, looking at the influence of the environment and the commercial context as well as the basis on former research. The paper looks at management theories including scientific management, motivation theories, competitive strategy theories and change theories. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Tyco Case Study

    A 4 page paper. Using a case study, Tyco International: A Case of Corporate Malfeasance, provided by the student, the writer responds to three questions/issues: how to account for Kozlowski's behavior, how to account for the board's failure to fulfill duties, and what new CEO Breen must do to regain public confidence as well as that of other stakeholders. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Marketing Plan for the World Wildlife Fund

    This 17 page paper is a marketing plan for the World Wildlife Fund, (WWF). The paper starts by looking at the organization and considers its current situation, the target market and the competitors. A new strategy is then suggested, presented using the 4 P's and 6 M's. The plan ends with the presentation of the financial forecasts. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Leadership Theories And Personality Traits Of Effective Leaders

    A 20 page paper. The first part of this essay discusses some of the major leadership theorists and their ideas, including Drucker, Mintzberg and Goleman. The second part discusses the personality traits that have been associated with highly successful managers and leaders. The paper ends by presenting Collins' Level 5 as the quintessential leader and incorporates ideas presented earlier in the paper. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Making Hospitals Eco-Friendly

    A 3 page paper that reports what some hospitals are doing to become 'greener.' The writer reports hospitals building new facilities who are trying to attain the LEED certification. The paper also discusses some of the things existing hospitals can do to reduce waste and energy costs and the benefits of doing so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Harley Davidson - Strategic Analysis and Choices

    This 18 page paper looks at the well known motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson, examines it performance and the environment in which it operates in order to determine a potential future strategy. A PEST and a SWOT analysis is used to examine the form in its environment and the industry along with the competitors is assessed. The paper ends with some potential strategy recommendations defied in the gap that is present between the objective of growth and the current strategies and performance. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • How to Increase FDI Into Libya; Introduction and Methodology

    This 16 page paper is the introduction and methodology for a large project which looks at the way FDI may be increased in Libya. The purpose of the research, aims and objectives as well as constraints are discussed and then the methodology, which is targeted at FDI decision makers, using surveys is outlined including sampling and the application of the surveys. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • The Application of Game Theory

    This 8 page paper is an explanation and an application of game theory, including a consideration of the normal form and the extended form with the use of a game tree, the Nash equilibrium, sub game perfect and the application of game theory in an extended game. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Organizational Structure Where Managers Have Strategy-Executing Responsibility And Employees That Participate In Strategy Execution

    This 4 page paper considers the quote All managers have strategy-executing responsibility in their areas of authority, and all employees are participants in the strategy execution process" and looks at a different range of organizational structures to assess which is likely to be the most supportive of this approach. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • HUMAN RESOURCES AND OUTSOURCING

    This 3-page paper discusses various aspects of outsourcing, including what types of jobs are good for outsourcing and what shouldn't be outsourced. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Nokia v iPhone

    This 9 page paper looks at the launch of the new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. The paper is written in 3 parts. The first part of the paper looks at the concept of environmental scanning and why it is important to marketers. The second part of the paper undertakes environmental scanning, using a PESTEL and SWOT analysis considering the position of Nokia with the launch of their first touch screen telephone with the online music service 'Comes with Music'. The last part of the paper outlines a marketing campaign that could be used to market the telephone. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Why Has Packaging Become Such A Significant Part Of Marketing Activity?

    This 3 page paper looks at why packaging is so important in marketing terms, issues such as customer perception and image are considered and ethical and environmental concerns regarding packaging. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • A CAREER IN MUSIC - OWNERSHIP OF A RECORD LABEL

    This 6-page paper covers information about a career for an owner of a record label and recording studio. Topics include salary, skills required and duties of the job. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Continental Case Study

    This 8 page paper looks at the case that he provided by student and considers the actions which should be taken by company which has interests in 4 different industries. The company has to decide which industries to invest in, and which interests you should sell. The paper looks at the current position in choices available to the company and the makes recommendations.

  • Current Issues in Sex Discrimination Law

    This 3 page paper looks at an English sex discrimination law issue. The paper, written as preparation for a presentation looks at what is meant by discrimination, how sex discrimination can take place, and the impact of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. The paper includes a poster designed to raise awareness of this new act. The Bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Otis Elevator 360 Degree Performance Assessment Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student; Otis Elevator is introducing a new 360 degree assessment scheme for their managers. The paper looks at the potential advantages of the scheme, potential problem that may be encountered when implementing the scheme and other consideration that will need to be considered. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Personal Development Plan

    This 10 page paper is a personal development plan based on information supplied by the student. The paper proposes a career goal for someone in junior management to reach middle management and run a department within years, current skills are identified a needed skills are identified. A plan to obtain them is then presented. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Ethics In Information Technology

    13 pages in length. Information Technology (IT) is arguably one of the most expansive and influential forms of advancement mankind has ever created; that it serves to connect, facilitate, market and educate the entire global community speaks to a human discovery of monumental value. Indeed, something so significant in a positive light must also harbor shortcomings that can be just as substantial, which is clearly the case with the ethical concerns inherent to IT. Considered the four most prevalent ethical issues in today's IT - privacy, accuracy, property and accessibility (PAPA) - they garner tremendous attention as the illustration of how imposing an otherwise beneficial human advancement can be to its own makers. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Marketing a Hospital

    This 10 page paper considers the way that a hospital will develop a marketing strategy to market its services. The paper considers the way that marketing theory will be used to help identify and develop a plan, what marketing elements the plan should include and how the plan should be linked to the overall business plan. The paper looks at who the marketing plan will be developed it does not present a marketing plan. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Integrated Marketing Communication and Creating Brand Awareness

    This 4 page paper is written in two parts, the first part looks at what advertising and promotion is so importance in an integrated marketing communication (IMC) strategy. The second part of the paper considers the way that brand issues and desired image need to be considered before formulating a brand strategy. Both sections are illustrated with examples from the marketing of Calvin Klein. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • STRATEGIES FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT ON THE JOB

    This 3-page paper proposes steps a person needs to take if she suspects sexual harassment on the job.

  • STRATEGIES FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT ON THE JOB

    This 3-page paper proposes steps a person needs to take if she suspects sexual harassment on the job.

  • Lend Lease Case Study; Improving Organization

    This 10 page report style paper examines a case study supplied by the student concerning the Australian real estate company Lend Lease, in order to propose a way that the firm could improve their internal organization. The improvement suggested is the move to a team based, or lattice framework structure to improve the management of the projects. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Knowledge Management

    This 11 page paper looks at knowledge management and the ways in which a firm can gain value from a knowledge management strategy or system. The paper defines what it is meant by knowledge management, looks at the different types of knowledge management that can take place and the barriers to successful implementation and what approaches should be taken in terms of knowledge creation and leveraging knowledge to overcome potential barriers. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Role Segregation

    A 5 page paper that discusses what role segregation is, the need for separating roles, why it is important in organizations, how it might not be helpful, and benefits of role segregation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Recorded Music Industry In The UK

    This 5 page paper looks at the recorded music industry in the UK. The sales for 2007 are given with the break down between physical sales, digital sales and performing rights, the way in which royalties are paid to songwriters/composers and performers is discussed, and a 2008 Top 10 Pop Chart is provided. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Main Strengths And Weaknesses Of Tourism As A Means Of Economic Development

    Tourism is a growing industry and has a great deal of potential to aid with the economic development of developing countries. This 4 page paper considers the potential strengths and weaknesses of a developing country using a tourism strategy to increase revenue. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Organizational Communication - Case Study

    This 4 page paper applies the communication process to a hypothetical organization. The essay includes: the communication climate in the organization, strengths and weaknesses, management's approach and an example. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Request for Proposal

    This 4 page paper considers the issues to look at when writing a request for proposal and then presents a fictitious request for proposal (RFP) for a CRM system for a manufacturing firm.

  • Improving Performance in a Call Center

    This 19 page paper is a 20 slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes looking at how to improve a call center which is not meeting any of its key performance indicators. The strategy includes training the staff and introduction of motivation strategies. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Communication Models; Information Transfer, Transactional Process, Strategic Control, and As a Balance of Creativity and Constraint

    This 7 paper looks at 4 models of communication and considers the major insights provided by the four primary organizational communication models; communication as information transfer; transactional process; strategic control and balance of creativity and constraint. The 4 models are considered individually, looking acts characteristics and the way which they may be utilized. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Information Management

    This 9 page paper is written in 4 parts. The first part looks at information management methods and system, including paper files, databases and management information systems. The second part of the paper considers storage issues, the third part looks at decision making and the last part of the paper outlines the stages to running a meeting. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • IBM Systems and Technology Marketing

    This 8 page paper examines the marketing approach of IBM Systems and Technology, part of IBM, in order to determine whiter or not they are a marketing orientated firm. The paper includes a discussion on the propose of marketing in a modern organization, a SWOT analysis of the marketing, consideration of the B2B model and the use of customer relationship management, the marketing mix and the general marketing strategy. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Systems versus Enterprise Architecture

    A 6 page research paper that, first of all, offers a 2 page summary that differentiates systems architecture from enterprise architecture. Then, the writer summarizes the content of 2 web sites and 1 journal article. The final page offer findings and conclusions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of sexual harassment policies in the workplace, and includes a plan to address disciplinary action to protect the employer. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Market Research Proposal

    This 3 page paper is a proposal for market research to help a hotel chain determine whether or not they could save money by decreasing the quality of the bedding and the towels. The proposal contains the aims of the study and a methodology is presented.

  • Market Research Proposal

    This 3 page paper is a proposal for market research to help a hotel chain determine whether or not they could save money by decreasing the quality of the bedding and the towels. The proposal contains the aims of the study and a methodology is presented.

  • Healthcare And Strategic Management

    A 4 page paper that responds to specific issues. The first is why healthcare organizations need to adopt strategic planning processes. The paper provides an overview of the evolution of strategic management and defines the terms, strategic thinking, strategic momentum, strategic planning and strategic management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Human Resource Management at a Telecommunications Company

    This 11 page paper looks at the approach and practices of human resource management at the UK telecommunications company British Telecom (BT), considering the way in which recruitment takes place, as well as looking at issues such as performance assessment and training development. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • REDUCING EMPLOYEE TURNOVER IN LONG-TERM CARE

    This 3-page paper discusses reasons for high employee turnover in the long-term care field and some solutions for counteracting the problem. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Recommendation for Clearsky

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Clearsky is an airline that wants to install a WiFi service; just before they sign a contract the supplier signs an exclusive contract with another airline. The paper considers the situation and the problem looks at the critical issues and potential solutions before giving a recommendation. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Diversification at Phelps Dodge

    This 5 page paper looks at a firm that is reliant on copper process for its revenue, creating volatility. The paper considers the potential value of diversification and looks at other strategies that may be used to reduce the level of validity in the firms’ revenues. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • NEW HIRES AT ABC INC.

    This 7-page paper provides an analysis of the University of Phoenix case study concerning Carl Robins, ABC Inc. and personnel issues. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Politics in Organizations

    A 4 page paper. The catalyst for this paper is a 1998 article entitled "The new rules of leadership and organizational politics - In the Trenches." The writer discusses the content in relationship to today's workplace. The writer comments on power in social relationships. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Communication Case at Office Supply Store

    A 7 page paper based on a case study from Harvard Business School. This essay focuses on communication issues as described in the case study. The writer comments on communication barriers, communication channels, an effective communication strategy for Lewis, organizational culture and other issues in the case. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Corporate Culture at Container Company

    A 3 page paper that begins by describing what a strong and weak corporate culture is like. The rest of the paper describes and discusses the culture at Crown Cork. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Golf Industry in 2005 and Porters Five Forces Framework

    This 8 page paper is written in 3 parts. The first part of the paper looks at Porters Five Forces model, the importance of different factors and how the models can be used. The second part of the paper applies the model to the US golfing industry, based on a case study provided by the student. The third part of the paper looks at the way in which the strengths and weaknesses of the industry is likely to change in the future. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Workplace Dilemmas and Ethics

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Valerie faces a dilemma at work, she has found out her boss is accepting kickbacks and is behaving unethically The paper looks at the different dilemmas that are present identify the different stresses, consider the bosses approach and the influence of corporate culture. The bibliography cites 3 sources. TEvaldil.rtf

  • How Samsung Compete in the UK Cellular Phone Market

    This 11 page paper investigates Samsung in the way in which they compete within the mobile, or cellular, telephone market in the UK. The paper gives a background to the company, and considers the company utilizing a market based view and a resource based view, followed by a PEST and a SWOT analysis. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Analysis of Major Credit Card Company

    A 5 page paper that is based on a Harvard Business School case study. The writer discusses the principles of brand and product management, how marketing analytics has given the company a sustainable competitive advantage and what risks face the company with recommendations. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Leading Plastics Injection Molding Company

    A 4 page paper that discusses some of Riordan's operational business systems using documents written about this privately held company. The writer makes recommendations for improving some of those systems. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • INTERCLEAN, PERFORMANCE AND CAREER MANAGEMENT

    This 5-page paper focuses on career and performance management for employees at InterClean. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Kudler IT System

    This 5 page paper is based on the case study supplied by the student. Kulder Fine Foods needs a new IT system, the position of the company is considered and the recommendation of an ERP system is made, looking at some of the issues which would need to be considered before adopting ERP. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Planning an Expansion

    This 12 page paper looks at the case study supplied by the student, examining a regional company which is manufacturing and selling cellular telephones. The paper explores the current position of the company, and then presents a strategy for the company to expand nationally and internationally based on the development of a new product. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • THE IMPACT OF MANAGEMENT STYLES ON EMPLOYEES: A LITERATURE ANALYSIS

    This 10-page paper investigates research and studies concerning leadership styles and their impact on motivation. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Potential Marketing for a Flying Car

    This 5 page paper looks at the potential market for flying cars, identifying characteristics that may be important to buyers, identifying potential target markets and then assessing the most appropriate distribution channels for two of the potential target markets. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Fair Trade Goods and Consumer Purchases Patterns

    This 7 page paper looks at a recent consumption trend, increased demand and consumption of fair trade products. The way the patterns is emerging, influences in the trend and the way it is used by retailers, as well as the limitations in the trend are all discussed. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Human Resource Problems at One Company

    In this 5 page paper, the writer identifies human resource issues and problems at this company. The key problems are related to how executives view the problem. The writer also discusses a new human resource business system for the company and how it will improve HR. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Communication Case Study

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, Blue Ridge are suffering as a result of weak communications, The paper looks at the problems and the pertinent facts and recommends a course of action. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Nano Car and the Company's Financial Goals

    A 3 page paper. The Tata Group is the largest private-sector corporation in India, comprising 95 separate companies in several business sectors. This essay discusses the strategic and financial goals of the Group and of Tata Motor, which released the Nano car in 2009. Bibliography lists 5 sources. PGttn3.rtf

  • The Effectiveness of McDonald's Advertisements

    This 4 page paper is an analysis of a television advertisement broadcast by McDonald's, targeting families, examining the messages which are being sent regarding issues such as perceptions, values, assumptions, beliefs and expectations. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Pacific Oil and Reliant Chemicals Negotiations

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. A contract is being negotiated, the issues with the negotiation are discussed looking at the problem and the way that the weak position of Pacific oil may be strengthen.

  • Interclean Training and Mentoring Program

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study where a firm need to implement a new training and mentoring program to develop team based customer centric selling practices. The paper cites 7 sources.

  • LABOR RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    This 4-page paper discusses the concepts of labor relations management and human resources management, pointing out similarities and differences. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Vanguard Pricing Decision

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. Compressor Controls Corp., has to decide what price they will use to bid for a contract ion India. The paper assesses the relevant issues and suggests a price. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: A LITERATURE REVIEW

    This 12-page paper provides a literature review about strategic management and its meanings. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Case Study of Processes at Mario’s

    This 5 page paper is based on a fictitious case study supplied by the student. The pizza restaurant is not operating at maximum efficiency, using an online simulation the best way to arrange the operations, looking at issues such the table arrangement, ordering system and ovens that are used.

  • Strategy Recommendation for Minor Bus Company

    This 6 page paper is a 14 slide PowerPoint presentation based on a case study supplied by the student. Minor Bus Company is a small bus company that is facing increased competition. The presentation looks at the issues and presents recommendations of the strategy the firm should adopt. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Strategy Recommendation for Minor Bus Company

    This 6 page paper is a 14 slide PowerPoint presentation based on a case study supplied by the student. Minor Bus Company is a small bus company that is facing increased competition. The presentation looks at the issues and presents recommendations of the strategy the firm should adopt. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • The Success of DoCoMo

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student; DoCoMo was the dominant supplier of mobile telephone services in Japan. The paper considers how they gained this passion and marketed to the young adult market as well as the business market. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Assessing and Implementing Internal Marketing at Huffman Trucking

    This 11 page paper is based on the case study supplied by the student. Huffman Trucking needs to make some changes. The paper considers the problems, looks at the state division of the company and discusses the alternative solutions before determining the optimum solution and putting forward and implementation plan. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Product Packaging

    This 3 page paper uses Hine's work as a springboard for discussion. The paper concludes that package design ought to be given a lot of thought before a new product release. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • NEGATIVE WORD OF MOUTH AND VIRAL MARKETING

    This 4-page paper discusses the concepts of negative word of mouth marketing and viral marketing. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Primary Research Tools

    This 8 page paper looks at the use of focus groups and postal questionnaires in market research, considering the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods. The paper then presents a sample questionnaire suitable to be used by the automotive industry to assess desirable characteristics of cars and after sales service. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Assessment of the Position of General Mills in the Ready to Eat Cereal Market

    This 20 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. General Mills are active within the ready to eat cereal market and are facing a changes, the changes are considered and advance given regarding future strategies, The paper looks at how and why the industry had been able to remain highly profitable for so long, what changes where occurring with the entrance of private labels and the reaction of General Mills. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • General Mills and Ready to Eat Breakfast Cereal Market

    This 24 page paper is a in-depth look at the ready to eat breakfast cereal market in the 1990’s the way it had performed and the changes with the entrance of the private labels. The paper goes on to consider General Mills, the strategy that they adopted as a result of the changes, the risks associated the strategies and what strategies may be suited to the firm for the future. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Implementing Six Sigma at the Academic Medical Hospital

    This 12 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Academic Medical Hospital has been running a pilot study with the intention of implementing Six Sigma in their emergency department. The paper looks at issues concerning the pilot study, including the results that were obtain, how they should be reported, the problems and barriers to implementation and the way that the process may be adjusted to ensure that the final stage is successful. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • An Assessment and Marketing Proposal for New Student Loans

    This 33 page paper is an outline and marketing campaign for the development and promotion of a new government backed student loan. The paper starts by looking at the role of marketing and the background to government backed financial products before looking at the new product, considering the advantages and disadvantages as well as performing a SWOT analysis and then presenting a potential marketing campaign with a marketing budget of £4 million. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Nike Leadership

    This 5 page paper looks at the leadership of the well known sports apparel Nike, considering how the leadership has determined the strategies looking at how they may be seen as questionable and the ways that they are defended by Nike. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • URBAN OUTFITTERS - MARKETING A BUSINESS

    This 4-page paper provides an analysis of the case study "Urban Outfitters Continuing Case Study -- Marketing a Business."

  • THE RISE OF NOKIA -- HISTORY

    This 3-page paper analyzes the case study entitled "The Rise of Finland's Nokia."

  • THE RISE OF NOKIA -- HISTORY

    This 3-page paper analyzes the case study entitled "The Rise of Finland's Nokia."

  • Recommendations for CleanTime

    This 17 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. CleanTime, a firm selling clearing supplies, is facing increasing competition, and has undertaken cost cutting measures including staff reductions to improve profits. The measures have had only minimal success. The case is analyzed to assess the relevant problems and solutions are recommended to help the firm recover. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Employee Absenteeism as a Form of Negative Behavior

    This 10 page paper looks at one type of negative behavior pattern in the workplace; absenteeism and looks at how and why it occurs arguing that where absenteeism occurs in an underhanded manner it is the result of a feeling of inequity on the part of the employee, feeling that they are entitles to take the time off. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • The Viability of a New Type of Smartphone

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Immo are a company specializing in security, surveillance and communication equipment. They have developed a new type of smartphone which combines communication technology with personal protection. The paper considers whether or not the product to be launched, looking at the potential target market or markets, the characteristics of those markets, whether or not the product should be standardized or differentiated in the way in which marketing may take place. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND EMPLOYEE SELECTION AND TRAINING

    This 5-page paper discusses the use of industrial organizational psychology (occupational psychology) in the process of employee selection and training. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Strategies Starbucks May Learn From

    This 4 page paper looks at the strategies that have been adopted by other firm when facing the problems that are currently faced by Starbucks. Strategies discussed include increasing loyalty, the running of promotions to increase demand for product, product development, lifecycle renewal and dealing with difficult issues. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The IS for the Business Placement office at Midstate University

    This 7 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student concerning the development of an information support system over a number of years. The paper assesses some of the problems and issues that were present and looks at the way these impacted the system development, considers the successes and makes recommendations for the future. The development is analysed using the systems development life cycle (SDLC). The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Maximizing Employee Value Through Job Analysis

    This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of job analyses. The role of analyses and organizational psychology in employee selection is examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Employee Motivation and Retention

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of employee retention. The link between motivation and retention is explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Health Care Organizations and Data Mining

    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of data mining. Speaker notes for a Power Point presentation are given. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Plan to Enhance Personal Learning and Growth

    This 7 page paper is a strategic personal development plan for a student, designed to help them increase their learning of skills and knowledge using tools such as reflective learning. The paper outlines the processes which will be used and justifies their inclusion in the plan. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Strategies for Network Security

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of network security. The advantages and disadvantages of various strategies are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Human Resource Development

    A 5 page paper. Organizations spend billions of dollars each year on training and development programs yet most seem to be ineffective. This paper discusses ideas to improve the effectiveness of training. Statistics are included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Ethical Leadership: Research Design and Analysis

    This is an 18 page paper that provides an overview of the research process. Research on ethical leadership is carried through from proposal to design, implementation, and analysis. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Job Reductions - A Review of Related Literature

    This 15 page paper looks at the issues which will need to be considered by a firm that is facing problems and needs to reduce jobs, including outsourcing and downsizing at the same time as increasing efficiency. The paper is a literature review on relevant areas, including dealing with downsizing, using flexible job practices and dealing with the unions. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Intelligence Tests and the Subjectivity of Results

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of intelligence tests. Different theories of intelligence are cited to show the limitations of tests. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • How Should Tesco Develop their United Kingdom and United States Markets?

    This 98 page paper is a project to looks at the way in which Tesco, the successful UK supermarket, which has been struggling in the US, can develop an aligned strategy for both the UK and the US market. The paper provides an extensive literature review, looking at relevant theories which may be applied, including concepts of competitive advantage, the application of the marketing mix, theories of international marketing and issues concerning the creation and maintenance of loyalty. Following the outlining of a methodology advocating a case study approach and outlining the way primary research will take place the firm is then examined. The case study starts by looking at the way the company competes in the UK and then at the operations in the US where it trades under the name Fresh and Easy. With this background primary research is simulate to assess what customers in both countries want and need. The results are analyzed and used to design suitable strategies. The bibliography cites 72 sources.

  • The Marketing of Real California Cheese

    This 7 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and answers a set of 8 questions concerning the way that Real California Cheese (RCC) was marketed, such as the reasons behind the success of the campaign, the importance of the RCC certification as a brand mark, the development of brand personality, the consumer promotion strategies, use of public relations and the importance of the web site.

  • Determining a Future Strategy for Starbucks

    This 7 page paper examines Starbucks examining the way that they compete, looking at the company in terms of value disciplines, generic strategies and grand strategies. This analysis is then utilized to make some strategic recommendations for the future. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Starbucks - Planning a New Product

    This 10 page paper outlines a plan for Starbucks to develop and introduce a new product to expand their market by attracting more non coffee drinkers. The paper presents the objectives, tactics, milestones, action items and identifies the key success factors. The budget and financial forecast are also presented. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • APPLE PRODUCTS/MARKETING SCENE

    This 3-page paper provides an example of an article for the publication Marketing Scene about Apple Inc.'s target marketing efforts.

  • Role Ambiguity Causes Problems for Company

    This 15 page paper begins with a brief scenario of the case. The paper analyzes the issues and identifies the problems. The paper explains the need for role clarification and communication and also discusses the need for effective communication. The writer provides specific recommendations for the company to improve performance. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Problems Faced when Implementing Change

    This 5 page paper is a three slide PowerPoint presentation along with speaker notes examining the different types of barriers that may be faced when trying to introduce change into a firm. The way barriers and resistance emerge and both organizational and personal barriers are examined. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Google

    This 3 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at Google’s eCommerce interests, considering the scope of the business and the core elements. The second section discusses the particular challenges that Google faces in marketing itself. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Malden Mills

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of corporate social responsibility. The case study of Malden Mills and Aaron Feuerstein is used as an instructive example. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Best Buy: A Corporate Analysis

    This 6 page paper focuses on Best Buy. This paper concludes that Best Buy must garner public support in order to attract new consumers and appease loyal customers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The WonderBra and the Selection of Promotional Strategies

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of sales promotions. The WonderBra is upheld as an example of choosing the appropriate sales promotion strategy for the product. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Advertising and Its Relation to Psychology, Sociology, and Mass Communications

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of academic disciplines related to advertising. Psychology, sociology, and mass communication are explored in this context. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Developing a Communication Plan for Jack B Nimble

    This 14 page paper provides a communication plan for a case study supplied by the student. Jack B Nimble is a fictitious company that has a number of communication issues, where communication has broken down between the company and different stakeholders, including suppliers, business partners and expatriate employees. The communication plan outlines the communication requirements, proposes a communication strategy and examines the way in which implementation may take place utilizing an Internet and intranet infrastructure. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Operations Management: The International Issues

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of operations management. International issues changing the face of OM are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Plan for a New Restaurant

    This 19 page paper is a plan assessing the potential to open a Peruvian themed restaurant in San Rafael. The paper examines the marketplace for the restaurant industry in the US in 2011, as well as the specific conditions in California. The general trends in the market, including consumer tastes, and the competitive environment is assessed. The paper then gives a general overview of the proposed business; including the way that it will deliver an authentic Peruvian style dining experience. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Bumble Corporation: Exploring the Improvement of E-Commerce

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of e-commerce. A hypothetical company is used to demonstrate how e-commerce can be effectively improved. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • CASE STUDY: SMITH ACCOUNTING

    This 3-page paper discusses how the four functions of management can help save an ailing tax accounting firm. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Competitive Advantage of Organizational Culture

    This is a 9 page paper that provides an overview of organizational culture. The means through which culture can convey a competitive advantage are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Transportation and Logistical Management

    This 4 page paper looks at the role of transportation in logistics, the way it is perceived and the way current influences such as cost control and the need for environmentally friendly policies impact on transportation choices. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Transportation and Logistical Management

    This 4 page paper looks at the role of transportation in logistics, the way it is perceived and the way current influences such as cost control and the need for environmentally friendly policies impact on transportation choices. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Wonderbra - Developing an Integrated Marketing Strategy

    This is an 11 page paper that provides an overview of integrated marketing strategy. Wonderbra is used as a case study for the development of a theory-based integrated marketing campaign, with specific ideas for advertisements. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • A Case Study of Tuckman's Group Development

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of Tuckman's group development. A case study is utilized to show how understanding of the stages fosters proper group development. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Developing a Cost Effective HR Strategy for a Struggling Firm

    This 15 page paper examines a case study provided by the student. Macrae Bank (MB) is suffering as a result of increased competition. In order to survive in these two cuts the bill for employees remuneration packages by 5%. However, at the same time there is also a requirement to increase morale. The paper examines the situation, identifies problems and presents a number of solutions which may help to meet these dual requirements. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Promoting a Supermarket - the Design of an Integrated Marketing Communication Approach

    This 9 page paper looks at the way in which an integrated marketing communication campaign may be created for a local supermarket. The paper starts by examining the concept of integrated marketing; discussing how it is achieved and providing an example of an integrated marketing campaign and utilizes that information in order to provide a framework for a new campaign to support a local supermarket chain. The integrated marketing campaign utilizes local advertising, radio, an Internet website and a social networking site. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • MS Project Case

    This 11 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Written in two parts the first part examines the case study and considers the way in which failure to fully define the project may lead to complications in the actions which should be taken by management in order to the second part of the project uses Microsoft Project to assess the scheduling for the project and budget in different scenarios. This includes presentation of Gantt chart and budgets prepared in Microsoft Project. The case study looks at the fictitious company of Provenance Insurance. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Strategic Recommendations for PPQ

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student, looking at a fictitious US company in the automotive industry which wishes to increase its market share, sales and profitability significantly over the next four years. The paper looks at the way in which this can be achieved in the strategies that should be utilized, including international expansion. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Organizational Ethics and the Value of Transformational Leadership

    This is a 15 page paper that provides an overview of transformational leadership. A hypothetical case study is employed to show how such leadership practices can promote an ethical environment in an organization. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN - U.S. ARMY

    This 5-page paper provides a description of logistics for the Army and suggestions as to improvement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN - U.S. ARMY

    This 5-page paper provides a description of logistics for the Army and suggestions as to improvement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Driving Forces for Mobile Commerce

    A 3 page paper that discusses the factors driving the increase in mobile commerce. Acceptance of e-commerce and advancing technology are two of the drivers. Trends are reported. Statistical data are included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Asian Agri and the Palm Oil Induatry

    This 15 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student; Asian Agri, and answers a set of three questions. The first is to assess whether the palm oil industry appears to have a bright future based on the case study. The second question looks at potential strategies which the firm may follow and recommends one particular strategy. The third part of the paper looks at whether the companies in the industry should promote the sale of palm oil to a greater extent. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Asian Agri Market and Strategy

    This 12 page paper examines a case supplied by the student concerning Asian Agri. The company operates in the palm oil industry, selling most of their products in the Asian region. The paper answers three questions. The first looks at the case in order to assess the potential future trends in the pal oil industry. The second question seeks to identify potentially viable strategies. The last questions assesses if there would be a benefit to the company and other firms in the industry to promote the use of palm oil. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • A Research Proposal to Determine How Employers May Decrease Employee Absences

    This 10 page paper is a research proposal outlining research to assess how employers may reduce the level of unnecessary absences by their employees. The paper identities the research questions, the key areas of relevant theory and proposes a methodology to undertake the research. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • A Research Proposal to Determine How Employers May Decrease Employee Absences

    This 10 page paper is a research proposal outlining research to assess how employers may reduce the level of unnecessary absences by their employees. The paper identities the research questions, the key areas of relevant theory and proposes a methodology to undertake the research. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Amazon.com and the Kindle Fire

    This 15 page paper looks at the way in which the online retailer Amazon undertook the project to develop and launch the Kindle Fire; their first tablet PC. The paper is written in three parts. The first part looks at the firm and the product that was developed, including the hardware, software and associated services as well as the underlying motivation for its development. The second section considers the project looking at the project section, definition, management structure, planning, control and slowdown. The last part assesses the lessons which may be learned from the project to improve the future projects. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • The Conflict in Customer Quality Requirements

    This 5 page paper is a four slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes. The presentation looks at the way customers will value quality in the context of consumer warranties and the way these may prevent an inherent conflict in the way that operational attributes are determined. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Marks and Spencer and Customer Value Management

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

  • Business Operations and the Role of the Internet

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

  • Analysis of 360 Degree Mangement Feedback Management Method

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

  • Analysis of 360 Degree Mangement Feedback Management Method

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

  • Signature Label Selection at a South Dakota Microbrewery

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

  • Survival of Bureaucracy

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

  • Corporate Compliance and Minimizing Waste

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

  • Corporate Vision and Apple Computers

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

  • Leadership and Law Enforcement

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

  • Leadership and Law Enforcement

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

  • 3 Major Airlines and Management

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

  • Coffee Industry

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

  • Cost Comparisons Between UNIX and Windows NT 4.0

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

  • Microsoft Windows NT and UNIX

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

  • Winn Dixie Marketplace Supermarket Advertising Analysis

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

  • Children and Advertising

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

  • The Oxymoron of Advertising Ethics?

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

  • An Analysis of Television Commercials and Programming

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

  • Business and Ethics

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

  • Business Applicability and Common Morality

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

  • Issues Surrounding the Tobacco Trade

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

  • Changes and HRM

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

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

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

  • Retirement Planning and the 401K

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

  • An Examination of the Americans With Disabilities Act

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

  • Injustice and Immorality of Downsizing

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

  • Job Performance and the Impact of Training

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

  • Successful Examples of a Democratic Workplace

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

  • Corporate IS Outsourcing

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

  • Overview of Offshore Outsourcing

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

  • Importance of Literacy in the Workplace

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

  • Worker Literacy Enhancement

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

  • California and At Will Employment

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

  • Workplace Violence

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

  • Unfairness of Telecommunications to Women

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

  • Women and Telecommunications II

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

  • Women and Telecommunications II

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

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

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

  • Proactivity and Workplace Resistance

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

  • Overview of Hybrid Electrical Vehicles

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

  • Overview of Health Club Management

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

  • Health and the Effects of Stress

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

  • Management Theory According to Taylor and Fayol

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

  • Applying Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs In Business

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

  • Medical Records Decentralization Literature Review

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

  • Medical Records Decentralization Literature Review

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

  • Human Resources Issues

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

  • Organization and Change Management

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

  • Hierarchical Structure Interrelationships as They Relate to Nursing Accountability

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

  • Considering a Sick Leave Case

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

  • The Effectiveness of Periodical and Television Advertising Evaluated

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

  • Today's Human Resources Management

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

  • HRM and the Impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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

  • Human Resources Management and Diversity Training

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

  • Various Models of Management

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

  • Issues Regarding Public HRM

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

  • Case Study on the Value of Materials Management

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

  • Today's Youth and Counterculture Force Feeding

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

  • Workplace Discrimination Problems

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

  • Workplace Discrimination Problems

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

  • American Hotel Industry Changes

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

  • Organization and Individual Study Similarities

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

  • Monitoring of Email and Internet Usage and Ethics

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

  • Customer Needs and Total Quality Management

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

  • Ethics and Organizational Psychology

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

  • Human Resource Management Aspects

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

  • Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

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

  • China's Kentucky Fried Chicken Fast Food Chain

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

  • ITM Application of Company Manufacturers

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

  • Ethics and Human Resource Management

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

  • Construction Industry and ISO 9000 Use

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

  • Principles of Management

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

  • eCommerce Management Challenges

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

  • Interdisciplinary Management Factors, Training, and Nursing Competency

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

  • Issues Associated with Sports Marketing

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

  • Workplace Sexual Harassment Survey

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

  • Human Resource Management and Total Quality Management

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

  • Overview of Manufacturing and Management

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

  • Workplace Random Drug Testing

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

  • Connection Between HRM and Human Resource Development

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

  • Connection Between HRM and Human Resource Development

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

  • Copyright Law and Music Piracy

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

  • HRM and Policy Development

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

  • Student Case Study on Viking Sewing Machines

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

  • Settlement, Secrecy, and Smith Barney

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

  • Settlement, Secrecy, and Smith Barney

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

  • Portable Printer Marketing and Business Plan

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

  • Sports and Target Marketing

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

  • Business Decision Types

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

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

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

  • Jobs and Stress

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

  • Case Study on Staff Turnover Reduction

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

  • Learning, Organizational and Personal Levels

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

  • Decisions in Management Accounting Cases

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

  • Daycare Facilities and the Workplace

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

  • Cyber Cafe Setup Business Plan

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

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

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

  • Strategic HRM and TQM

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

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

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

  • Western and Eastern Management

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

  • Definition and Discussion of Executive Coaching

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

  • Scientific Management and Taylor's Theories

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

  • Successful Management and the Value of Perspective

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

  • Shipping Operations and Operations Management Objectives

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

  • Organizations and Currency Risk Management

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

  • HRM Changes

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

  • TQM Implementation

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

  • Competition Issues and Microsoft

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

  • Company Conflict Management

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

  • Company Conflict Management

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

  • Hong Kong Labor Market Trends

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

  • Overview of Facilities Management

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

  • Technology and Privacy Rights

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

  • Internet Marketing of Nokia to Students

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

  • Marketing Campaign Case Study Development

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • India and McDonalds - Exploring Multinational Markets

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of foreign markets. The need to research local culture is illustrated by the example of McDonalds in India. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Recommendations for Change at a Retail Firm

    This 5 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. A retail art firm has grown but has numerous problem, including high attrition level, poor employee relationship, a lack of structure and no training program. The paper outlines the problems and makes strategic recommendations for the firm to improve to support ongoing growth. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • e-Learning Personnel Development

    A 7 page paper. Among the first technologies used were slides. The overhead projector provided a significant advance in training large groups. As computers became more common and the Internet became popular, they became predominant in training programs. This essay tracks the history of old and new technology used for employee training and includes possibilities for the future. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Marketing Mix Overview - Amazon.com

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of Amazon.com's marketing mix. The realities of overseas marketing are touched upon. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • US Army Burn Center - The Case for Electronic Health Records

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of electronic health records. The Burn Center at Brooke Army Medical Center is used as a case study. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Motivation Retention Hotel

    A 7 page paper that presents a case study of JC’s Casino. The casino has had some problems with dealers and housekeepers. Specifically, dealers are leaving even though they are paid more than competitors and there is increased absenteeism and turnover among housekeepers. This essay reports some facts about the case and responds to issues regarding motivation and job satisfaction. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Drink to Compete with Coca Cola and Pepsi - LOL in Australia

    This 6 page paper examines the position of the Golden Circle fruit juice drink LOL from a marketing perspective. The product and branding are examined using a SWOT framework to look at the strengths weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Modified Leadership Construct for Health Care

    A 15 page paper. This essay presents a modified leadership construct for health care organizations. The essay discusses constructs, leadership constructs, functional leadership model, and transformational leadership. The modified leadership model incorporates the functional leadership model within transformational. A graph of the new model is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • South African Breweries

    This 4 page paper looks at the case of South African Breweries, supplied by the student. The paper answers a set of questions, identifying the organizational structure, looking at the way the balanced scorecard framework may be applied to the firm, identification and assessment of potential expansion strategies. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • APN Leadership

    A 5 page paper. Advanced practice nursing has a long history dating back to the 1800s. It was not until the 1960s that this title was conferred, however. Today, APNs can specialize in any number of medical specialties. They are leaders wherever they are working. Their knowledge and skill give them influence over others. To further their leadership career, they would do well to obtain some specific leadership training. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • APN Leadership

    A 5 page paper. Advanced practice nursing has a long history dating back to the 1800s. It was not until the 1960s that this title was conferred, however. Today, APNs can specialize in any number of medical specialties. They are leaders wherever they are working. Their knowledge and skill give them influence over others. To further their leadership career, they would do well to obtain some specific leadership training. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • McClelland Motivation Theory

    A 3 page paper that explains McClelland’s achievement motivation theory. The theory is then applied to an unhappy nurse. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Quantum Leader

    A 4 page paper that discuses innovation leadership and the structural context needed for innovation. The essay discusses the roles of certain members such as the board and the executive team. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Outputs at Skype

    This 5 page paper looks at the outputs of Skype at an organizational, group and individual level. Outputs include the services, revenues gained and culture of the organization. The paper is part of an assessment with may be used with the Nadler Tushman Congruence model. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Problem in the Sun Inc. Team

    11 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. A virtual team spread across different countries is facing problems, failing to perform. The paper is written from a international HR perspective, examining the problems and making recommendations on how the team may be united. The paper looks at issues such as cultural differences and aspects of motivation. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Problem in the Sun Inc. Team

    11 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. A virtual team spread across different countries is facing problems, failing to perform. The paper is written from a international HR perspective, examining the problems and making recommendations on how the team may be united. The paper looks at issues such as cultural differences and aspects of motivation. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Organizational Training Literature Review

    This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of organizational training. A review of literature looks at the many different approaches available. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Organizational Training Literature Review

    This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of organizational training. A review of literature looks at the many different approaches available. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • THE MASTERS DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERING

    This 3-page paper explains how a master's degree in geographic engineering systems might impact an employee working in business development for a major automobile chain. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Bilateral Trade between United Kingdom and United States

    This 4 page paper looks at the level and type of trade which takes place between the US and UK. The main risks of trading and then considered along with the way in which risks may be mitigated, including use of hedging. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Justification for Research Examining Potential Strategies for Firms Facing a Recession

    This 6 page paper presents a problemitization of recession and the way in which it creates a crisis the business. The problems associated with recession and difficulties in terms of decision making are discussed followed by an argument justifying the need for research to examine the ways in which firms may deal with recessions in order to survive. The paper ends by discussing why this research would be useful for an individual seeking a career in leadership. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Google, Ethics and China

    This 4 page paper looks at the challenges faced by Google when they entered the Chinese market. The paper focuses on the ethical aspects with the need to compromise the stated corporate ethics to complain with Chinese government requirements. The paper ends with a general discussion of different issues firm expanding into foreign markets may need to consider. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Competitive Advantage Through Information Systems

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of information systems. The ways in which an efficient advantage can be derived are explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Integrated Information Systems at Huffman Trucking

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of integrated information systems. Huffman Trucking is used as a case study. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • State Owned Enterprises (SOE's) and their Role in International Business

    This 6 page paper looks at some of the issues and problems associated with international business when it is undertaken by state owned enterprises. The paper looks at how and why problem may arise and how assessments in the international business arena should be changed to facilitate inclusion of the government or state influence which may be present. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Management Approaches to Crisis

    This 6 page paper looks at crisis management and the way that an organization may face an organization either by having a plan for change and planning for a response. The paper presents answers to a set of questions, looking at the difference between prevention orientation and a response orientation, assessing the impact of attitude on preparedness and the way crisis may lead to learning. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Nursing Home Falls and Performance Improvement

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of performance improvement in nursing homes. The case of using performance indicators to reduce falls in nursing homes is made. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Quality Improvement and Performance Measurement

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of performance measurement and quality improvement. The case study of Brooks Army Medical Center is used. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Quality Improvement and Decision Support Systems

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of quality improvement. Using the Brooke Army Medical Center as a case study, decision support systems are analyzed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Privacy Concerns and Identity Management

    This is a 15 page paper that provides an overview of identity management and privacy concerns. The case study of Jacket-X Corporation is used. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Speaker Notes on Talent Loss

    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of talent retention. It takes the form of Power Point speaker notes on strategies to retain talent. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Speaker Notes on Talent Loss

    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of talent retention. It takes the form of Power Point speaker notes on strategies to retain talent. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Review of Literature on ERP Systems

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of enterprise resource planning systems. History and best practices are covered. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Specific Difficulties Associated with Implementing Organizational Changes during Recessions

    This 5 page paper looks at how and why organizational change can be complicated by recession. The way in which complexities arise are considered in the context of change being implemented because of the recession, and a recession occurring during the process of change. The difficulties in terms of the type of change, pace of change in importance of change all discussed. The paper ends by looking at how and why examining change during a recession may enhance personal leadership skills. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Literature Useful in a Review Assessing Influences on Change during a Recession

    This 8 page paper looks at some of the trends that are found in literature which may be useful when studying the way change is managed during a recession. Areas discussed include the unpredictable nature of change in a recession, change in a crisis, employee reactions and sense making. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Charismatic Leadership and Steve Jobs

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of charismatic leadership. Steve Jobs is explored in depth to provide an example. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Airline Pilots and a Mandatory Retirement Age of Sixty

    This 17 page research paper examines the issue of mandatory retirement for all American airline pilots at age 60. The writer includes background information and a detailed statement of the problem.

  • How to Prevent Workplace Sexual Harassment III

    An 8 page paper on sexual harassment in the workplace in which the writer explores its legal definition, actions that can be taken to prevent/stop it, etc.; Several companies with anti-harassment programs are presented. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Contemporary Society, the Workplace, and Sexism

    An 8 page paper on the problems with sexism in today's society. It gives a definition of different types of sexism, talks about different gender roles in sexism, the law and sexism and sexual harassment, and gives some ideas on what can be done to change the way people look at and deal with this problem.

  • Contemporary Society, the Workplace, and Sexism

    An 8 page paper on the problems with sexism in today's society. It gives a definition of different types of sexism, talks about different gender roles in sexism, the law and sexism and sexual harassment, and gives some ideas on what can be done to change the way people look at and deal with this problem.

  • Workplace and Transsexual Issues

    A 10 page overview of transsexuality and the issues which often arise in terms of societal perceptions. Includes an emphasis on the employer's obligation to provide a safe, secure, and comfortable working environment for both the transsexual and the non-transsexual. Gives an overview of the legalities concerning the societal rights of transsexuals. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Workplace and Transsexual Issues

    A 10 page overview of transsexuality and the issues which often arise in terms of societal perceptions. Includes an emphasis on the employer's obligation to provide a safe, secure, and comfortable working environment for both the transsexual and the non-transsexual. Gives an overview of the legalities concerning the societal rights of transsexuals. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Singer and Organizational Culture

    This 6 page research paper investigates organizational culture beginning with a statement from Singer that understanding human culture requires more than one kind of theoretical model. Organizational culture is defined and explained in terms of different theorists. How the culture addresses issues is also discussed. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Literature Review of Tuition Reimbursement Articles

    This 10 page paper reports on 10 journal articles emphasizing tuition reimbursement programs. Statistics are included regarding the percentage of companies providing this benefit and the dollar amount some companies provide. This benefit has been found to multiple benefits for the employer as well as the employee. No additional sources cited.

  • Literature Review of Tuition Reimbursement Articles

    This 10 page paper reports on 10 journal articles emphasizing tuition reimbursement programs. Statistics are included regarding the percentage of companies providing this benefit and the dollar amount some companies provide. This benefit has been found to multiple benefits for the employer as well as the employee. No additional sources cited.

  • Contract Demands of UPS Pilots and View of Management

    A 6 page paper. The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) representing UPS' 2039 pilots allowed a by-mail survey of their members last August (1997) following the end of the Teamsters' strike against the company in the same month. Though UPS offered pay raises for their pilots of between 36 and 94%, the pilots nonetheless rejected UPS' contract proposal. The average pilot pay at UPS currently stands at $151,000. Pilots are restricted by law from working a full schedule—they are all essentially part-time employees, and their current hourly rate (without a contract renegotiation) stands at more than $200. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 1997's UPS Strike

    A 5 page paper discussing the UPS strike. The writer examines the goals and of both the company management and the union and whether or not they were reached and how. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Necessity of Labor Unions Assessed

    A 10 page paper that provides an overview of the history of labor unions and then considers their roles in the current system. This writer demonstrates that they are no longer necessary constructs of business for a number of reasons. Bibliography included.

  • Union Advantages

    A 7 page paper that explores the increase in union membership in 1997 because of advantages (general and specific) provided by unions to its members. The needs of today's employees in a reorganizing and downsizing corporate environment are attributed to a new growth in union membership. For this reason, unions have realized a reverse of the decline in union membership experienced over the past 15 years. Today, unions are helping workers in industries as varied as aircraft workers to physicians. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Global HRM

    A 11 page paper looking at the implications of managing international human resources. Looks at issues such as cultural differences, wages and compensation, strains on expatriated managers, and legal requirements. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Business Information Systems and Emerging Trends

    This 5 page report discusses the emerging trends being seen as 1998 winds to a close. Four high profile and cutting edge topics are briefly discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • LAN Computer Network Construction

    An advanced-level 9 page research paper on techniques, procedures, and standards for the successful establishment of a Layered Approach Network (L.A.N.) in business settings. The ISO's definition of seven layers of network structure are explained as are recommended tools, cable, and so on. Issues concerning the construction of the LAN are then described layer by layer. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Overview of Database Marketing

    A 10 page research paper examining how databases are having a revolutionary effect on how products and services are advertised. The writer explores their positive uses as well as problems that are being encountered. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business World, Computability, and Machine Languages

    This 14 page paper examines some of the key concepts of computers and their uses, machine languages, and applications for communication in the future. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Internet Usage by Two Companies - Gateway 2000 and DLJ Direct

    A 5 page paper discussing two companies that heavily participate in Internet commerce, Gateway 2000 and DLJ Direct. Overall, the promise of great success through Internet marketing has not been realized in most areas of sales, but personal computer sales and online brokerage services have been exceptions. Both are wonderfully suited to Internet commerce: Gateway's customers obviously are computer literate; DLJ Direct's customers have come to rely on the ease and rapidity of stock trading using an Internet service. Though the Internet has not reached its full potential as a sales tool, it is heading resolutely in that direction, and to the point that those companies not offering extensive online options to their existing customers may lose those customers to businesses that do. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Videoconferencing and Business

    A 9 page paper discussing the use of business applications of video-conferencing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Global Impact of Computers

    An 8 page paper examining the conditions today that involve the computer and the world. Many cultures around the world have been deeply effected by the technological growth that involves the computer. With the development of the today's computer and technology, the world, for the most part, is becoming such that it works faster and more efficient in relationship to communications and business. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Multinational Marketing and Cost Effectiveness

    A 7 page paper. With increasing numbers of companies taking on a more international focus, many businesses are attempting to streamline their marketing activities in order to be able to take advantage of the cost savings potential of designing only one major marketing approach for the purpose of serving in several national markets. With the differences between cultures of the countries, though, it is possible (and easy) to offend the people of one while being successful with the people of another using the same basic marketing scheme. The paper suggests analyzing the character traits and culture of each country's people, then building a marketing approach based on those traits that are common to all, such as expected levels of formality. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Global Marketing Negotiations and Tactics

    A 5 page paper discussing international marketing negotiations and tactics between high and low contact countries. Also discusses cultural differences that affect marketing strategies as well as how Europe's shift to a common currency will help with marketing and trade internationally. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Global Joint Ventures and the Management of Risk

    An 11 page paper discussing some of the conditions from which organizations involved in international joint ventures must protect themselves. Business has a more global focus now than at any time in the past. While that global presence contributes to the success of all segments of a specific organization, it also enhances the need for astute risk management. Aside from the normal fluctuations of the business cycle, international joint ventures also can be affected in their success through currency fluctuations, economic health of the host country and local political stability. Business entry into a new national market in the form of an international joint venture is in itself a measure of risk management, in that neither party bears the full weight of the risks associated with the new venture. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Studying International Management

    This 12 page paper answers the question of why one should study international management. Within that context a variety of factors are observed as they pertain to culture, religion and the law. Product applicability and marketing considerations are also reviewed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Studying International Management

    This 12 page paper answers the question of why one should study international management. Within that context a variety of factors are observed as they pertain to culture, religion and the law. Product applicability and marketing considerations are also reviewed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • International Business and the Importance of Training and Development

    An 8 page paper discussing training options and problems in several countries, and some of the considerations that need to be made in assessing that training. It should be judged in a value-based system that takes into account cultural differences. Not to say that there ever should be different levels of performance accepted because of cultural differences, but assessment needs to allow for differing cultural views—Southeast Asian countries may think us strange yet understand what we see as standard practice on the basis of long-standing relationships, while the countries of the emerging market of Africa simply see us as strange. Goals will necessarily require more time in those areas as both sides reach understanding about the basic beliefs and assumptions of the other. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Oil Industry of Venezuela

    This 8 page research paper explores the rise of the oil industry in Venezuela and its significant impact on the country. Many other industries have flourished because of it, e.g., construction. Despite some problems managing the money in the beginning stages of their oil industry, Venezuela has seen a significant improvement in its infrastructure and public services. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of Nepal's and Japan's Telecommunications Industries

    This 10 page report discusses and compares the telecommunications industries of Japan and Nepal. Numerous factors, including the geography, culture, demographics, and economy of each country are reviewed and compared. The role such factors play in the development of the nation's telecommunications systems is also discussed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Sunscreen Marketing In The Caribbean

    A 10 page analysis of the market climate in Jamaica and the Bahamas for the introduction of a high-end sunscreen product. The tourist trade in the entire area is growing, and both countries are attracting visitors from areas that were formerly uncommon for the islands of the Caribbean, such as of the Western European nations of Great Britain and Germany. Aside from increased sales and increased exposure, the benefit of taking the product international via entry into the Caribbean market is the same growing numbers of Western European tourists and the likelihood of those tourists wanting our products available through other outlets closer to them. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Widget Box Product Marketing of Widget International

    In 12 pages the author discusses all of the marketing strategies connected with marketing the Widget Box, a product of Widget International. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Ford and Coca Cola Presence In Mexico

    A 15 page paper discussing the two multinational companies' success in Mexico and further south. Both Ford Motor Company and Coca-Cola have strong and growing presence all over the world. Their presence in Mexico, however, has produced business results that both manufacturers could wish to duplicate in every market in which they operate. Ford has performed so well in the Mexican market that the senior management responsible for much of the growth and success has been moved to Ford's European headquarters for the purpose of reproducing the Mexican experience in Europe Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Brazil and Toys 'R' Us

    16 page presentation on how to open up Toys 'R' Us in Brazil. Great for those studying international business related topics & issues. Lengthy appendices and comprehensive bibliography listed 9 sources.

  • Shipping by Truck

    A 6 page paper describing shipping a truckload of goods from the production plant to the customer. The company calling for shipping is the manufacturer of digital telephone switches; its carrier is a national carrier that leases trucks for specific uses, leases fleets, and provides drivers on contract basis to businesses with continuing need for shipping. The first part of the paper describes the process; the last is a description of a trip from North Carolina to San Francisco in mid-winter. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Italy and Retail

    An 8 page paper in which the writer discusses retailing in Italy. Covered are Italy "then," now, and in one possible future. Of particular concern are the reasons for certain market failures and successes. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Diagnosing Organizational Problems

    9 pages in length. Organizational development can only occur if you truly understand the underlying causes of problems and successes. This is why organizational diagnosis is so critical to a company's ongoing prosperity. The writer discusses issues relating to organizational diagnosis. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Volunteer Organization and Group Dynamics

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses group dynamics in relation to formal and informal settings, addressing such issues as communication, stature and prestige. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Internet Congestion

    A 10 page paper discussing some of the ways it could be possible to reduce the increasing problem of Internet congestion. The paper discusses ISDN, ADSL, cable modem connection and DirecPC, but high-speed connections do little to ease congestion aside from perhaps allowing the user to spend less time to accomplish what he needs to do. Infrastructure needs to be shifted away from dependence on the circuit-switched voice system that existed long before most could conceive of computers. To accomplish that shift, it would be beneficial to look at IP telephony more as a method of data transmission rather than simply a low-cost alternative to conventional telephone service. In the meantime, the combination of the cable modem and the virtual private network appears to be a workable way of easing Internet congestion using available technology that could be implemented right away. The Internet is doubling every nine months, and there is little space for esoteric theorization without first ensuring that progress is made in practical areas. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Small Business Startup

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of what is entailed when beginning a new, small enterprise. There is a focus on financial considerations and creating a business plan. Bibliography lists 5 sources. SA

  • Small Business Impact of the Family and Medical Leave Act

    8 pages in length. The writer discusses how small businesses have been impacted by the Family Medical Leave Act. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • 1996 Article on How is Microsoft Currently Doing

    In 5 pages the author discusses the following question pertaining to a 1996 article on Microsoft, 'How is Microsoft currently doing? Is it happy w/ its current performance situation? Where does the firm want to be 5 years from now? What are the firm's weaknesses and strengths? What strategies does the firm have to use to be successful in the future?' Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Strategy of Marketing at Sporting Events

    This 5 page paper looks at the marketing strategy of advertising at sporting events. There is a focus on the Super Bowl, but there are other sporting events noted. Several companies are discussed including Heineken, Sealy, Monster.com and Hotjobs.com. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Employee Behavior and the Effects of Management Accounting

    5 pages in length. The fast and frequent changes that continue to occur throughout the workplace has caused some positions to be eliminated while others assume even more responsibility. In the case of management accounting and how it impacts employee behavior, the student will want to discuss this ever-changing environment as it relates to improving company productivity and efficiency, the need for effective leadership during such changes, as well as address the critical importance of managerial communication within the organization. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Marketing Ethics and Their Evolution from 1960 until 2001

    A 20 page paper. Some people would argue that "ethical marketing" is an oxymoron. Still, there are marketers who have tried to use ethical standards within their marketing efforts. This paper takes an historical look at ethics in marketing since the 1960s. Numerous issues are discussed, such as the predominant philosophies guiding the last forty-plus years, the fact that marketing typically follows a utilitarian perspective (which is explained) and perhaps there is a need to use another perspective. Examples are included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • General Management Function and Organizational Integration

    A 5 Page Paper That Discusses The Functions Of The General Manager And How Organizations Are Attempting To Integrate Their Different Functional Areas. An Outline Of General Management Functions Is Provided Along With A Discussion Of The How Companies Are Integrating Their Different Areas Of Operations. Bibliography Lists 5 Sources.

  • Camel's Cigarette Advertising Campaign Layout

    A six page paper which looks at an advertising campaign layout for Camel cigarettes, with reference to the way in which the advertisement is presented, the probable target audience, the techniques used to convey the message of the advertisement and the extent to which it is likely to be successful.

  • Leadership as Interpreted by Vince Lombardi

    6 pages in length. Revered as one of the most influential sports leaders of all time, Vince Lombardi Jr. understood what it required to be number one, whether that meant on the football field or in life. Having completely turned around one of the worst teams in football – the Green Bay Packers – into a juggernaut that ultimately earned a combined five NFL and Super Bowl titles, Lombardi implemented an entirely new approach to the aspect of winning. His credo of self-knowledge, character and integrity helped to formulate a method of leadership that has transcended the sports world to be fully embraced by every nuance of organizational existence. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Career of The Body Shop Creator Anita Roddick

    A six page paper which looks at the career of Anita Roddick and the development of The Body Shop, as an example of an entrepreneurial enterprise which has demonstrated consistent success.

  • Contingency Leadership Model of Fred Fiedler

    A 7 page discussion of Fiedler’s contingency model of leadership, a model which postulates that leadership effectiveness is based on “situational contingency”, i.e. that in order to be most effective the situation had to be favorable to the leadership style being utilized. The author contests some writers’ interpretation that Fiedler is contending that the leader himself cannot change. This criticism is unjust in may respects. Fiedler’s model recognizes, of course, that not all situations will be favorable and either the situation or the leadership style must be changed in order to correspond with one another. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Study Proposal on Work Days Off and How Second Hand Smoke Affects the Lung Function of Employees

    A 9 page proposal for an experimental design to test the impacts of secondary smoke in the workplace utilizing a sample base of male non-smokers who do not live with a smoker. Relies on the utilization of salivary testing for cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, to quantify the degree of smoking which an individual is exposed to in the workplace. Notes that much of what we know of the impacts of secondary smoke relates to specific pulmonary function but little has been done in regard to correlating this knowledge with employee absenteeism. Because of the susceptibility of employees to this environmental contaminant, and its suspected impact of necessitating time off work due to related illnesses, it is imperative that these risk be quantified. This quantification could prove particularly useful in deciding workplace smoking policy. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Study Proposal on Work Days Off and How Second Hand Smoke Affects the Lung Function of Employees

    A 9 page proposal for an experimental design to test the impacts of secondary smoke in the workplace utilizing a sample base of male non-smokers who do not live with a smoker. Relies on the utilization of salivary testing for cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, to quantify the degree of smoking which an individual is exposed to in the workplace. Notes that much of what we know of the impacts of secondary smoke relates to specific pulmonary function but little has been done in regard to correlating this knowledge with employee absenteeism. Because of the susceptibility of employees to this environmental contaminant, and its suspected impact of necessitating time off work due to related illnesses, it is imperative that these risk be quantified. This quantification could prove particularly useful in deciding workplace smoking policy. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Feasibility Study of a Texas Feed Mill

    This 45 page paper is a study into the feasibility of opening a mill of animal feedstuffs in Texas. The paper considers the different aspects of the project, from the industry in Texas, the overall market and economy, export markets, such as Mexico and capital options. The bibliography cites 28 sources. TEtexasm.wps

  • Organizational Types of Project Management

    A 6 page paper discussing one aspect of project management. Each type of organization has project management issues of its own, and projects within any type must be aligned in a manner most useful to the organization. The failure rate of projects may result at least in part from a failure to note these functional and structural differences in organizations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Economic Outlook of Chile

    A 5 page paper discussing Chile's economy and outlook for the future. As has been the case in so much of South America, Chile's economy has been uncertain for decades. Less certain at some times than at others, the country has made a consistent and concerted effort to build a sustainable export-driven economy since the first days of NAFTA and continues to pursue ascension to it. Unemployment remains high and the entire region is having difficulty, but Chile is attuned to the needs of business and actively courts it. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Zoots Dry Cleaning Company Case Study

    7 pages. This is a case study based on a dry cleaning operation. The information contained in this paper includes the major problems and issues, industry-competitive analysis, SWOT analysis, mission statement, recommended strategies and implementation plan. The information as presented will be made into a Power Point presentation. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • HRM's 2 Major Challenges

    10 pages. There are many challenges in managing human resources, and while all might be important, there are two attributes that seem to be especially challenging to implement and yet they are also very basic and fundamental to becoming the best that one can be in human resource management. These two aspects are the art of getting employees to think creatively and the ability to change. These are actually related to each other and both of these abilities together can bring out the very best in your human resource team. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Skills for Effective Management

    A 5 page paper that discusses what skills the manager needs to be effective. The writer discusses the five functions of management and other skills needed. The ability to think critically, for example, is one of the most essential skills. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Health Care Change Theories

    Case Study Tutorial : A 10 page paper. This paper presents a case study taken from the literature that involves the problem of missing medical charts at a health clinic. The paper provides the background for the case and the change strategies used to analyze the problem and implement a change. Lewin's force-field analysis and Rogers' diffusion of innovations models are discussed. How the change was implemented is explained. Tutorial comments are included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • International Law Evolution

    A 5 page paper evaluating the statement, "International law is a continuing process of authoritative decision by which members of the world community identify, clarify and secure their common interests." The paper discusses the International Court and the World Trade Organization, finding that the WTO carries the greatest weight as an authoritative international body and supporting the original statement. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Overview of Hotel Facilities Management

    A 5 page paper that reports an observation of an independent hotel. Specific headings include: The type of guests this hotel caters to; the kinds of accommodations and amenities offered and improvements that could be made; an organizational chart of the services; and the type of communication system the hotel has installed. Bibliography lists 7 sources. 1 graph.

  • Organizational Development Action Research Proposal

    This 6 page report discusses an action research proposal related to organizational development. The issue to be addressed is the chage of organizations in order to transform themselves to more “molecular” organizations which can better deal with the challenges of today. The point is that organization development must act in tandem with the goals and purposes of the individual organization. Flattening the hierarchy may not be enough to establish a new way of organizing and resistance to change may be the greatest barrier to be faced. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • TQM and Improvement

    A 6 page paper. Total Quality Management (TQM) has become controversial due to companies saying it really did not result in great improvement. Researchers have found that these companies are doing more talking than acting when it comes to implementing the processes of TQM. This paper discusses the reasons for failure and how the process has been shown to be successful in numerous ways. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Pension Business and Insurance Companies

    A 10 page paper that explains the types of pension/retirement programs offered by insurance companies, what they are, how they work, eligibility for them, and benefits distribution options. The writer also discusses what insurance companies need to do if they want to capture a greater proportion of the pension business industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Firestone Tires Operations

    A 12 page paper discussing events surrounding the recall of more than 13 million Firestone tires, those that Ford Motor company had placed on nearly all of its sports utility vehicles. The companies had enjoyed a century-old relationship, and the hope is that they will be able to reconcile their differences in the future. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Pursuing a Career in Management

    This 5 1/2 page paper gives a details overview of the management career opportunities in the United States. This overview includes salary potential, projected outlook for employment, as well as the common attributes of someone in the management field. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Pursuing a Career in Management

    This 5 1/2 page paper gives a details overview of the management career opportunities in the United States. This overview includes salary potential, projected outlook for employment, as well as the common attributes of someone in the management field. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Ritz Carlton Hotels and Customer Service

    A 5 page paper discussing some of the techniques that this Baldrige award winner uses to ensure relevant and ongoing superlative customer service. The key is that management remains dedicated to the TQM principle of continuous improvement, refusing to become complacent with the improvements already made. It uses customer requests to make meaningful changes, and then repeats the process with every customer. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • U.S. and Japan HRM

    A 20 page paper. Human resource management has evolved over the last fifty or more years in the United States to become an integral and essential part of the American corporation. The same is not true in Japan. In fact, until the last decade, human resource management was given little attention in Japan. This paper provides an introduction to the topic, an overview of human resource management in the United States, an overview of HRM in Japan, a comparison of HR in the two nations and concluding remarks. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Tourism and Psychology

    A 6 page paper discussing using psychological knowledge in marketing and providing services. The tourism industry formerly was able to operate on the “if you build it, they will come” philosophy, but it no longer has that luxury. Tourism has been forced in recent years to join the ranks of all other types of businesses, particularly in actively marketing to the target group it most wants to attract. Assessing marketing and service needs from the perspective of personality and psychology can assist organizations within the travel industry in achieving and maintaining greater success. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer Retention

    10 pages in length. Maintaining retention of volunteers in a volunteer fire department is a challenging objective, especially when it comes to keeping up morale, working with each individual's schedule and making it worth the volunteers' time and effort. The best methods of keeping volunteers interested and active are those that instill a sense of excitement, learning and overall intrigue by keeping the volunteers well-trained through local and remote training sessions, as well as providing enough of a challenge so that the work is neither overwhelming nor uninteresting. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • UK Issues Regarding Human Resource Management

    6 pages in length. Myriad human resource management issues grace various forms of the British media, providing the populace with ample opportunity to gain a more significant understanding of the challenges and struggles typically inherent to the aspect of commerce. From these many topics, the student may decide to choose such issues as effective leadership and minimum wage concerns as they relate to Britain's quest to better its workforce. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Future Trends in Management

    A 5 page paper discussing the likely face of management in the future, particularly as it applies to the four primary functions of management: Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling. Today’s most successful organizations already have demonstrated the benefits of including creativity in each, and the trend likely will only continue. Management of the future has an appearance that looks far more like people working together for a common set of goals. Leadership was not always a requirement of management in the past, but it gains increasing importance with each passing year. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Importance of Management and Leadership in Contemporary Business

    A 5 page paper discussing the growing importance of true leadership in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Autocracy had a place in the past; Henry Ford was the master. Today and in the future, Herb Kelleher and Jack Welch provide better models. Their companies, Southwest Airlines and GE, have risen to leadership positions in their industries despite great opposition, and the rise was fueled by the superior leadership present in each. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Use and Theory of Strategic Supply Chain Management

    A 5 page paper which examines the use and theory of strategic supply chain management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Literature Review on US History and Unionism

    This paper examines the literature available about unionism and the United States. In addition, the paper offers brief topics about unions including history of American unions, trends that unions face today, and how management and unions are trying to get along. Bibliography lists 20+ sources.

  • Financial Management and Profitability

    A 5 page paper discussing the financial results of three fictional companies in the retail food industry for the purpose of assessing their attractiveness to investors. The adage, “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure” unfortunately has found new life with the scandal currently unfolding around Enron. Companies strive to post the highest profit margins possible and so be as attractive to investors as possible, but astute investors need to consider other points revealed by reliable and accurate balance sheets. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Issues in Project Management

    A 5 page paper that addresses specific issues related to project management. Topics addressed include: planning, needs assessments, managing the project for success and managing risks. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Property Management and Database Design

    A 31 page paper discussing criteria for and design of a distributed database for a small real estate management company. The company sells properties and manages others, and needs a database useful to both employees and tenants. The paper recommends that the company use an SQL-based distributed database. The designer’s primary focus, after determining all the needs of the company, should be that of producing a design that will be useful several years into the future. Its cost should be recovered at least in part through its usefulness as a sales tool, rather than only a method of reporting historical results, those things that already have occurred. Bibliography lists 26 sources.

  • Property Management and Database Design

    A 31 page paper discussing criteria for and design of a distributed database for a small real estate management company. The company sells properties and manages others, and needs a database useful to both employees and tenants. The paper recommends that the company use an SQL-based distributed database. The designer’s primary focus, after determining all the needs of the company, should be that of producing a design that will be useful several years into the future. Its cost should be recovered at least in part through its usefulness as a sales tool, rather than only a method of reporting historical results, those things that already have occurred. Bibliography lists 26 sources.

  • Tutorial on Motivation, Marketing, Decision Making, and Accountancy

    This 62 page paper incorporates 5 essays addressing different topics within the general headings in the title. Essay #1 begins with a scenario and then discusses quantitative methods for forecasting, specifically explaining the time-series decomposition model. The essay does not include actual calculations but describes this model. Essay #2 focuses on strategic marketing management and includes discussions of developing brand loyalty and brand equity and marketing and advertising to gain market share. This essay also includes a discussion of the importance of global branding. Essay #3 is about managing people and organizations and includes discussions and explanations of several theories of motivation, including a discussion of theories of motivation for today's knowledge workers. Essay #4 discusses accountancy for managers and includes explanations of the absorption costing approach, marginal costing and activity based costing. The last essay is about strategic decision making and competitor analysis. It discusses economies of scale, economies of scope, marginal costing, price elasticity of demand. This final section also includes a comprehensive discussion of Porter's structure -> conduct -> performance paradigm and resource-based approaches to strategy. Numerous examples are incorporated in each section. 4 Illustrations are included. Tutorial comments are incorporated throughout the text. Bibliography lists 44 sources.

  • Workplace Sexual Harassment Court Decision Process

    A 6 page paper which examines the real-life Meritor v. Vinson sexual harassment case to cast a hypothetical deciding Supreme Court vote to determine who should win; whether harassment can occur if sex was consensual; the responsibility of employers and whether or not they should be liable for episodes for which they have not been notified; discusses if Ms. Vinson was using sex to get ahead, should her supervisor be convicted or be considered the victim; and evaluates the ethical issues from absolutist, relativist, utilitarian and rationalist viewpoints, then concludes with decision and recommended ethical perspective. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Gap Inc, Nordstrom Inc and E-Commerce Operations

    This 17 page paper compares the way in which Gap Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. compete for business on the internet. Then paper includes consideration of what is meant by e-commerce, background to both the companies as well as an examination of the companies’ strategies and the way these are reflected in their web sites. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Competitive Advantage and Value Creation

    This 14 page paper begins with a general introduction that discusses the importance of value creation in sustaining competitive advantage. The writer then defines value and explains how the definition of value has changed over the last several years. The value formula is presented and the components in value are outlined. The next section explains and discusses value creation and the components in value creation. Value migration is defined and explained. Examples of companies who did not anticipate value migration are included. Lastly, the process of Customer Value Management is explained. 1 Table is included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Corporate Culture and Management of China and the Effects of the Cultural Revolution

    This 10 –age paper considers the way in which the Chinese Cultural revolution (1966-1976) impacted on management and corporate culture in both the short and the long term, including the continuing ongoing effects still felt today. The role of the importation Hong Kong managers is also considered. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Market Research and Role of Competitive Intelligence

    This 10 page paper considers the role of both competitive intelligence and market research, their similarities and differences and how competitive intelligence (CI) can be used as a strategic tool. After discussing the different models of CI the case of Rockwell is considered. The paper ends with consideration given to how companies need to protect themselves from intelligence gathering. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Student Supplied Case Study on Nucor

    This 5 page paper considers a case study provided by the student. The case looks at Nucor and a decision they have to make regarding investing in new technology to make use of thin-slab casting, balancing risk with the potential reward. This includes a consideration of the strategy and the company’s existing core competences. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • An Esperanto Inc. Export Analysis

    This 7-page paper bases an export analysis of U.S.-based Esperanto, Inc. and its goal to export unusual gifts for sale in Canada. Issues touched on in this report include export policies and goals, long-term objectives, external conditions, timelines and a risk analysis for the venture. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Consumer Culture and British Fashion Magazine Influence

    This is a 27 page paper discussing the influence of British fashion magazines on the British consumer society and their influences throughout history up and including the 1990s. The history of the fashion industry in relation to cultural influences, consumerism and the projected images of women and men in today’s society has led to a great deal of research in the fields of sociology, psychology and economics. While fashion magazines have changed their format a great deal in the past century as today their pages contain over one third in advertisements, their content has also changed a great deal. While researching the development of British fashion magazines within the last century, magazines such as Vogue, Elle and InStyle, initially showed that the focus of fashion magazines was women’s clothing and the models were portrayed as older elite women who replaced the dolls previously used. The influence of the fashion magazine on the female consumer at the beginning of the 20th century reflected the expectations of society in regards to conservative or opulent looks depending on the decade. Today, British fashion magazines tend to reflect the standards, or lack of standards, as now seen in the music and media industries. A recent study of focus groups’ opinions of images found in Vogue magazine found that most women and men feel that they can discern from the images presented in fashion magazines those images which are more “realistic” than others. In addition, it appears that in regards to consumer choice, fashion magazines are considered one of the less reliable sources available to consumers who prefer peer, family and local store recommendations over that of fashion magazines which appear as unreliable and unrealistic in regards to most situations and events. Nevertheless, the continued popularity of fashion magazines and their continued focus on the Western and/or American entertainment industries as a source for fashion is considered as a reflection of societal cues and consumer behavior. Bibliography lists 26 sources.

  • Building Project Value Management

    This 10 page paper (including on page diagram) looks at how value may be added in a case study provided by the student. The study concerns the building of a learning centre for a university. The process of project development, priorities and using weighted values as well as the SMART tool for value management are all used. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • A Strategy for Entering into an E-Commerce Business

    This 57 page paper is a comprehensive dissertation style paper that examines the factors which need to be considered by a company proposing begin trading on the internet. The issues discussed in detail include a definition of e-commerce, advantages and disadvantages of e-commerce, security issues, legal factors, trade off’s and the general strategy. Real life examples are used to illustrate the discussion points. The in-depth literature review is then used to develop a strategy for entering this market. The bibliography cites 52 sources.

  • Hotel Revenue Management Systems Twenty Five Article Literature Review

    This is an 8 page literature review on hotel revenue management systems. A literature review on hotel revenue management systems covers not only the recently developed technological systems which handle different revenue management concerns such as forecasting, demand, competition and hospitality networks but also covers many traditional avenues used to increase revenue such as customer satisfaction, environmentally efficient programs, introduction of innovative and unique facilities and catering to specific target groups among other factors. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Formation of Security Management Policy and Risk Management Effects

    An 18 page paper discussing issues that need to be addressed when forming security risk management policy. The very essence of developing an effective security policy is dependent in great extent to the level of risk that exists. It has been demonstrated repeatedly that network and computer administrators face the threat of security breach each day. Building security is less predictable, particularly as groups of fanaticals place their energies into dreaming up increasingly grand plans for murdering innocents by the thousands. Those responsible for forming and implementing security management policy must be aware of the types of risk faced by the organization and then control for contributing factors. The paper discusses management of risks that are both physical and informational. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Employee Recruitment and Selection Processes

    A 10 page paper focusing on HR’s recruiting and selection processes. One of the greatest challenges to organizations today is to ensure that the “right” people are placed in positions right for them, where they can be most effective and provide the greatest value for the organization. The challenge to human resources professionals is to attract the greatest number of qualified candidates and then to make proper selection from that attracted pool of candidates. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Aluminum Baseball Bats and Marketing Challenges

    This 7 page report discusses the controversy regarding aluminum versus wood in baseball bats and decreasing the maximum allowable diameter - increasing the weight of the bat . . . who knew there could be so many issues related to baseball bats!? And who knew these issues could be the basis for lawsuits, heated debate, and endless discussion in the sports magazines and between baseball “analysts.” As a result, marketers face enormous challenges but they also have remarkable opportunities. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • EasyJet and Implementation of CRM Program

    This 10 page paper gives an in-depth evaluation and analysis of easyJet's rise to greatness among the leading low budget aircarriers. Business practices are outlined as well as the implementation of technology and customer service programs. Charts, annual reports, quotes from leading corporate executives, and analysis from Forbes Magazine, Airline Financial News among others. This paper details why easyJet and its owner Stelios have succeeded where others have failed in the airline industry. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Research on Ethics and Management

    A 5 page research paper that, first of all, summarizes the lessons to be learned from a research study conducted by Dane K. Peterson (2002). This paper also relates the information from Peterson's study to theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Small Business Rewards and Compensation Program Proposal

    This 11 page paper focuses on a hypothetical firm with about 40 employees. The firm is described and after a review of literature, a precise schedule of compensation and rewards is devised. The proposal includes specific grade levels and job titles. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Skills and Functions of Management

    This 5 page paper identifies and discusses the four functions of management and the skills needed to perform those functions. The functions are planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Each is explained. The writer then comments on the skills needed to perform each and all of these functions, such as communication and delegation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Michael Porter's Model and Bank of America

    This 6-page paper examines Bank of American and the banking industry and determines how these two fit into Michael Porter's generic competition model. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Tutorial on Electronic Commerce Quality Management

    This is an 8 page tutorial paper that presents a discussion of quality management in electronic commerce businesses. The writer first presents a proposition that quality management is needed for success. The method of research is explained and the two companies to be considered (Amazon.com and Dell Computer) which is followed by a literature review. The paper includes a brief explanation of total quality management and a discussion of why quality management is essential. Comments are offered regarding the quality of management at the two identified companies. Tutorial comments are included throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Tutorial on Electronic Commerce Quality Management

    This is an 8 page tutorial paper that presents a discussion of quality management in electronic commerce businesses. The writer first presents a proposition that quality management is needed for success. The method of research is explained and the two companies to be considered (Amazon.com and Dell Computer) which is followed by a literature review. The paper includes a brief explanation of total quality management and a discussion of why quality management is essential. Comments are offered regarding the quality of management at the two identified companies. Tutorial comments are included throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Contemporary Management and Communication's Role

    This 9-page paper focuses on the role that good communications plays among the modern managers of today. The paper touches on why managers must be also good communicators and also suggests ways to build a good communications plan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Personal Privacy and Data Processing

    A 5 page research paper that addressing how the era of electronic information has brought privacy issues to the forefront of public concern. The writer analyzes several of the major US regulations and also privacy regulation in the EU. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • UK Marketing Demand and Organic Dairy Farming

    In this 40 page paper the UK organic dairy sector is examined. The development of the sector may be seen as a response for both environmental and consumer concerns. This market was once one that was buoyant providing a premium for organic farmers. However, the supply has now exceeds the demand. The result is that farmers in this sector need to adapt and change in order to retain the market and develop it so that they can survive as organic farmers. The current situation is that of a crossroads, depending on how the market develops and the way the dairy farmers influence that development will determine the future of the organic dairy farming and its’ produce. This paper argues that the farmers need to change the culture of producing and marketing organic dairy produce, looking at ways of developing the value chain, to add value and increase the demand for the product overall as well as reducing the level that is satisfied by the import market. Beginning with consideration of the dairy market and organic dairy farming in the UK, the history of the development of milk marketing is outlined to show how the current culture of lack of marketing or value adding exercises has developed. The paper then looks at the different influences that may impact on this, how value may be added and the different actions that both farmers and retail can and are taking to stimulate demand for organic products and a whole and also for that demand to be satisfied locally. The bibliography cites 29 sources.

  • Contemporary Organizational Leadership

    This 7 page paper defines what is meant by leadership and what is meant by management and then compares them. The paper then considers the characteristics of leaders, how leaders may be developed ready to cope with today’s changing environment, and employee perception of good leaders. The paper ends with a brief summary for three articles on leadership skills. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Organizational Design, Management Knowledge, and the Contributions of Contingency Thinking

    This 8 page paper considers how contingency thinking has added to the knowledge regarding management and organisational structures. The paper looks at how the thinking has helped lead to new strategic tools and is reflected in the newer organisational structure models such as flatter more networked structures. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Compaq Computer's Logistics and Quality Management Tutorial

    This 2.5-page tutorial examines quality management and how it can be used as part of an overall corporate strategy program. The tutorial uses as an example Compaq Computer's inbound logistics plan. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Hospitality Industry and HRM

    A 21 page paper that focuses primarily on the hotel business within the hospitality industry. This is a case study of one hotel chain and begins with background information about this small hotel chain. The writer describes and discusses four specific functions within human resource management: Staffing: selection and retention; Training and development; Performance management; and Compensation, including incentives for performance. Each function is discussed reporting some of the many effective processes within that area. The actual practices of each area are described. The essay ends with recommendations for improving the four human resource management functions at this firm. 1 Table is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Hospitality Industry and HRM

    A 21 page paper that focuses primarily on the hotel business within the hospitality industry. This is a case study of one hotel chain and begins with background information about this small hotel chain. The writer describes and discusses four specific functions within human resource management: Staffing: selection and retention; Training and development; Performance management; and Compensation, including incentives for performance. Each function is discussed reporting some of the many effective processes within that area. The actual practices of each area are described. The essay ends with recommendations for improving the four human resource management functions at this firm. 1 Table is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Four Frame Analysis of Bolman and Deal

    Case Study : A 15 page paper that begins with an introduction to the four frame model of organizations and leadership as proposed by Bolman and Deal and the justification for the model. Basically, the authors say that everyone sees the world and any situation through their own frame or perspective and it is important to recognize and understand other frames. The four frames found in organizations are comprehensively described and explained. The type of leader and leadership process that would be found under each frame is also explained and discussed. The second half of the paper is a case study: a scenario is provided and the situation is then analyzed according to each frame. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.